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.