Making the decision to sell your home is exciting and since we are in a strong sellers market, now is a great time to make a move! Being mindful and prepared for the process can help you stay on the right track when selling your house. Here are 3 things to remember when prepping your home to sell:
1. Avoid Big Renovations
When thinking about selling, homeowners often want to remodel to make their home more appealing to buyers. However in today’s market, spending costly time and money on renovations before you sell might not be the best return on investment. Oftentimes your time and money might be better spent on small cosmetic updates like painting, flooring repairs and cleaning up the exterior. Make sure to work with a real estate professional to determine which improvements are truly necessary and worth the cost.
2. Check Your Emotions
While the anticipation of making new memories in a new home can be exciting, sometimes homeowners form sentimental attachments to the home they’re leaving behind, making it harder to negotiate and detach from the emotional value of the house. A real estate professional knows how emotional selling your home can be and is there to help educate you and guide you through the process, keeping you calm and collected along the way. Let’s face it, selling your home is a big project to manage, and your realtor is equipped to be your project manager from start to finish!
3. Set the Stage
We know you love your home and all the unique customizations you’ve added to make it truly your own, but for buyers your personal touches could be a turn-off. That is why it’s important to stage your house with the buyer in mind. A buyer wants to envision the space with their own furniture, decor and keepsakes—getting a feel for the home as if it was their own. According to the 2021 Profile of Home Staging released by the National Association of Realtors® Research Group, eighty-two percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home. In addition, the report found staging the living room, master bedroom and kitchen were the most important for buyers. You’ll want to be sure to declutter and clean everything, and show off the space by opening curtains/blinds and letting some light in! Your realtor can help you with tips for getting your home staged properly to sell.
If you’re considering selling your home, hiring an experienced real estate professional is the first step and one of the most important decisions you will make. Our team at Dream Homes by Jen is here to help you navigate the process. Contact us today!