Our industry experts have compiled six tips that you need to know to maximize profit when selling your property! These go a long way when making good first impressions on prospective buyers and standing out among the competition. We know the process of selling your home can be overwhelming, so we’re breaking down the 6 things we think are most important to consider.
Make A Good First Impression
You never get a second chance to make a first impression regardless of how nice your house might be! Put your best foot forward by improving your curb appeal, which is the first thing prospective buyers will see as they approach your home. It can be as simple as adding shrubs and flowers! Spruce it up with a small bench, a vase of fresh-cut flowers, or even cookies. Remember, the money you invest in your home’s exterior will yield a 100% return.
Quick Renovations To Maximize Profit
In our experience, quick adjustments really pay off. Doing things like repainting the walls, sprucing up the curtains, double-checking all doors for alignment, repairing leaky faucets, cleaning the grout, and replacing door knobs and cabinet hardware can greatly improve the appearance and functionality of your space.
Aside from these quick fixes, the only big renovation we recommend you consider is updating your kitchen. If the kitchen is outdated, a buyer may deduct $10,000 or more from your asking price. There are many advantages to redesigning your kitchen and most home sellers recover about 85% of their investment. Painting and adding new cabinet hardware are quick cost-effective improvements, but we also suggest investing in at least one piece of high-end stainless steel equipment because it will significantly modernize the room.
Let There Be Light
A home brimming with light is much more aesthetically pleasing than a dull, dark one. Plus, light can make your spaces feel bigger and more open! Good lighting can increase the resale value of your house, so we recommend making it as bright as possible. Remove drapes, clean windows, replace lampshades, use brighter light bulbs, and trim plants outside to maximize the light.
Send Your Pets Away
We all love our pets, but prospective buyers might be allergic, dislike their smells, or don’t want hair clinging onto their clothing. Pets can also become overwhelmed with all the traffic coming in and out of your home during an Open House, so we suggest sending your pets away during an open house or confining them to one room. Make sure to remove pet belongings, as they can make a house seem crowded and lived-in. You want prospective buyers to picture themselves in your house as if it were already theirs, not yours.
Remove Personal Items
It’s hard for potential buyers to picture themselves in a home full of personal belongings like family photos and memorabilia collections, so you will want to tuck your personal items away to create a blank slate.
Once you have your house tidied up and free of your personal effects and pets, a professional staging company can maximize the space by rearranging your furniture and adding extra touches here and there. Homes that are staged sell faster than homes that are not!
Be Show Ready
You never know when a buyer will stroll through the door so keep it tidy and be available to guide a last-minute tour. Keep the kitchen and bathrooms spotless and the dust bunnies away from the corners.
Sell Your Home Today
This is the time to take advantage of the market and sell your home for top dollar! Call us now to schedule a free home evaluation where we will let you know exactly what you can expect to sell your home for. In addition, we can tell you which of these tips to best implement for your situation, and we will provide you with a net sheet that will show you exactly what you can put in your pocket after all closing costs. This is all free and no obligation! We also offer various programs and guarantees such as our 100% Asking Price Guarantee where we guarantee we will sell your home for 100% of the asking price or we will pay you the difference. Call us now at 202-759-1266 to sell your home for top dollar in your preferred time frame!