Now that the holidays have passed, you may have decided that 2017 is the year to make a change in your address. If so, most people will need to put their current abode up for sale in order to move forward with the process.
Just simply putting a For Sale sign in the yard and hoping for the best, however, is not necessarily the best way to go about selling your present home successfully – and, even though you are planning to leave your current home, making a few changes to it can oftentimes make it much more appealing to possible purchasers.
For example, the front of your home – including your front yard – are usually the very first things that people see as they approach. With this in mind, be sure that the grass is nicely cut, and that any trees and / or bushes that are present are well trimmed. (Not only can the latter make your yard appear well kept, but by removing or trimming greenery that surrounds or hangs over the house, it can also provide more light into the home, making it brighter inside.)
Staging the inside of your home can also be a plus. This can refer to both reducing / eliminating clutter, as well as strategically placing furniture and other accents throughout. Doing so can help to draw potential buyers’ attention to certain areas of the home.
When doing so, however, it is important to be aware that the way in which you stage your home can differ from one season to the next. For instance, using smaller furniture during the summer months can make rooms appear larger, in turn, offering the allure of a “better fit.” Likewise, during the holiday season, placing various red, green, and gold accents in the main living areas can provide the home with a welcoming feeling.
When listing your current home, think about the things that would stand out to you if you were a potential buyer – and then implement the necessary changes. It could make a big difference in how, and how quickly, you are able to obtain an offer.
For more information on how to get, and keep, your listing in front of possible purchasers – as well as for a free, no obligation analysis of your current home’s value, Contact Us.