6 Tips for Preparing to Sell Your Home in 2024
Are you planning on selling your home in 2024? Selling a home is a big deal and can be very time-consuming and stressful, if you are not prepared for a successful sale! Preparation is key when it comes to selling and lucky for you, you still have time to prepare! As an experienced real estate agent in the CSRA, I have been able to see the success of well-prepared home sellers and how they are able to secure a great deal with the help of a real estate agent! If you plan on selling your home soon, read this blog to ensure you are following steps that can lead to a smooth sale.
Before you sell your home, you need to prep! This will allow you time to declutter, repair any damages, or make any updates you want to the home. When you start early, you are giving yourself the chance to bring your home to its fullest potential which can lead to a quick and smooth sale.
Declutter Your Space.
If you are planning to sell before you physically move out of the home, then you should spend some time decluttering and depersonalizing your home. If you clear out family photos and personal belongings, this helps buyers envision themselves in the space. This also makes rooms look larger, too. Along with decluttering, you should clean your space. Deep clean carpets, windows, floors, appliances, and the exteriors, too.
Repair and Update Immediately.
Do you have any minor repairs that you have put off? Yep, now is the time to address those. Fix any peeling paint, leaky faucets, fence boards, and other minor repairs. You could also add any updates to spruce up your curb appeal or first impressions that buyers can see when they first arrive. This could be a new door paint color or new hardware. It doesn’t have to be expensive to make a difference!
Price it Right.
Pricing can make or break your selling experience. Ensure that you are working with a real estate agent that knows the market well. They will be able to help you set the listing price to be competitive, but also attract buyers that are motivated to buy now! If you set your price too high, you might be losing interest in your home.
Do the Extras.
Make sure that you have high-quality listing photos. A lot of showings start because a buyer found the house online or on social media. In this age, the first impression occurs online! Showcase the amenities and features that make your home unique. Also, find a real estate agent that utilizes both digital and traditional marketing to reach the most amount of potential buyers as possible.
Stay Calm and Flexible.
Remember to be flexible when it comes to showing your home or hosting an open house. Also, be accommodating to buyers’ schedules. Stay calm and find an agent who can do most of the hard work for you!
Ultimately, remember to start early when selling your home. Giving yourself time to prep means you are able to create an inviting space that is decluttered, cleaned, repaired, and updated to host open houses or showings! Give your home the chance it deserves by finding the right real estate agent and marketing high-quality photos of your home through different marketing channels. Preparation can lead to a smoother selling process and help maximize the value of your home.
We hope that this blog post has helped you keep in mind the preparation required to sell a home in 2024. If you need an agent to represent you in the CSRA, contact us!
The Bradley Sikes Group
Meybohm Real Estate