Our industry experts have complied six tips that you need to know to maximize profit when it comes to selling your property! These go a long way when making good first impressions on prospective buyers and standing out among the competition. 

First Impressions

You never get a second chance to make a first impression regardless of how nice your house might be! So, you want to put your best foot forward, be welcoming, and make people feel safe by improving the exterior since it’s the first thing people will see when approaching your home. It’s as easy as adding shrubs and flowers! Perhaps a small bench, a vase of fresh-cut flowers, and even cookies. Remember, the money you invest in your home’s curb appeal will yield a 100% return.

Skip the Costly Renovations Except When It Comes to the Kitchen

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 doorknobs and cabinet hardware can greatly improve the appearance and functionality of your space. 

Aside from these quick fixes, one big renovation you should definitely consider making 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 If the kitchen is outdated, a buyer may deduct $10,000 or more from your asking price.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 new cabinet hardware are quick cost-effective improvements but investing in at least one piece of high-end stainless steel equipment will significantly modernize the room.

Maximize the Light 

A home brimming with light is a home that is brimming with vitality, too! Good lighting can increase the resale value of your house, so we suggest making it as bright as possible. Remove drapes, clean windows, replace lampshades, use brighter light bulbs, and trim plants outside to maximize the light. The more light enters your home, the more open and luminous your home will appear. No one wants to live in a dark and dreary place! 

Send Your Pets Away 

Of course, you love your pets, but many buyers dislike their smells and hair clinging onto their clothing. Also, pet belongings 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. So have someone take care of them during your open house.

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 effects 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. Consider hiring one.

Be Ready to Show

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 304-316-6412 to sell your home for top dollar in your preferred time frame!