Selling a home is not something many people love to do especially if you are not too thrilled about moving in general. But whatever the reason for the sale there are some ways to make the transition more smooth and happen as quickley as possible. No seller likes to sit on the market for months. This is a tough market to try and sell in, but with the right pricing, staging and marketing the deal can be closed quicker than you think. Here are some tips to help get you started.
First find a great agent. Not just a good agent and especially not one just entering the field. This is not a market for amateurs. With our extensive years in marketing, research, finance and Wenatchee real estate there is no better team to put your home into the hands of. As Wenatchee Realtors and President Elite award holders for outstanding real estate service you can be sure your home is being marketed and sold by some of the best in the business.
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There are some tips sellers can do to prepare themselves as well as the home for a quick sale:
Make sure the following are done and kept at all times:
• Cut the grass
• Remove any clutter from the yard
• Trim hedges
• Weed gardens
• Wash steps, windows, railings, doors, etc
• Paint if needed
• Remove unnecessary clutter from garages
Make Sure the home is clean at all times:
• Shampoo carpets
• Clean tubs, toilets and showers and hang fresh towels
• Oil squeaky doors
• Fix things like broken hinges and light switches
Ask Friends and Neighbors for Advice. Find someone you trust and aks them rate your home. Is there anything needing repair, updating, smells that must be addressed, allergies that could turn buyers off as in pets or plants, and colors that are not in style or too bold?
Keep Decor and Colors Neutral. Make sure a fresh coat of paint gives a clean and modern look to the home. Take down any person items and photos for a home that anyone could move right into. Tour model homes and open houses to see what your competition is seeing and follow in their footsteps.
Remember this is a business transaction. Stay unemotional duing the process and think as if you were the buyer. Make sure to leave the house when buyers view the home to make them feel more comfortable.
With these tips, you can start to make the right first impression. Give us a call today for a free listing presentation and pricing strategy. We will work with you to develop a plan for marketing your home to get it sold. We would love to hear from you soon and remember, we service the entire Central Washington area including Wenatchee homes and Leavenworth real estate.