You’ve found your ideal home, but still need to sell your existing one – and fast. At Niblock Homes we are not only experts at building homes, but also at selling them. Below you will find easy ways to make your home move-in ready, and to survive the process with less stress and more success.
Step 1: Tools of the Trade
The right equipment makes any job easier. Here’s what you need to get started:
A home in good condition
A trusted Real Estate Agent
A reliable home inspector
General cleaning and household tools
Creative ideas for showcasing space
Patience and a sense of humor
Step 2: The Fair Price
Price your home based on its worth – not your profit expectations. Rely on real estate professionals to help you set a fair price based on your homes square footage, condition, and current market conditions. Be prepared to lower the price if needed.
A few tips:
Visit houses in your price range to see how yours compares
Conduct comparable market analysis showing how similar homes have sold
Consider getting an independent appraisal
Consider incentives, such as paid closing costs or a home improvement allowance
Know your bottom line
Step 3: Picture – Perfect
When selling your home, think like a buyer not a seller. With some scrubbing, organizing accessories, your home will make a good first impression and sell 50% faster.
Clean your home thoroughly, including storage areas and the garage
Store collectibles, personal photos, and excess furniture
Repair all walls and non-working items
Update with neutral paint, slipcovers, and linens
Tidy cabinets, and store only clothing and linens in closets
Clear kitchen and bathroom counters of personal items
Accessorize bookcases, keeping shelves sparse
Store toys, bicycles, and yard equipment out of sight
Keep pet areas immaculate and odor-free
Keep the lawn mowed, shrubs trimmed and leaves raked
Step 4: Happy Ending
In real estate, there’s no happier ending than a successful sale. With a little work, good attitude, and a knowledgeable real estate agent, you’ll not only sell your home quickly, but end up wiser, less stressed, and more confident about moving into your Niblock dream home.