Selling your house takes some measure of preparations. You don’t want to cut corners, and you want to get the best price. Perhaps most of all, you want to sell quickly. No matter what the reason may be, getting your house sold as soon as possible will keep the house from lessening in value and becoming stale on the market. First, however, there are a few tasks to check off to achieve the best results in your home sale.
Hire a Top Real Estate Agent
Hiring a good real estate agent is a must for selling your home. It is far better to have a professional manage the listing for you than to do all the work yourself. Trust a seasoned professional to handle the job for you so you can save a load of time, energy, and even money. With someone trained in the business, houses tend to sell for a higher price.
Set a Fair Price
Be careful to set the right price. This is one of the very first considerations a homebuyer will look at. It might seem like a safe bet to list the house for a higher price since it seems it will likely be sold for less in the end, but that idea actually produces the opposite effect. People will not want to take the time to negotiate the price so much as make an offer on a house that they feel is reasonably-priced and that they can afford. It pays to price it at a more accurate value.
Fix It Up
If you can, fix up any problems that a house may have, such as a leaky window, a clogged drain, or an AC unit that’s on its last legs. Prepare the house so that the new homeowner will not get a nasty surprise once they’ve moved in and so you can be confident they are getting the full value for the house. Whatever you do, don’t hide problems.
Stage to the Max
Staging is everything. Over 80% of houses sell faster than homes that are empty or unstaged. If the house is empty, hire a professional to stage the place to make it as inviting as possible. This will boost the potential buyers’ imagination of what life could be like there.
Or, if you are using your existing belongings, do a major spring cleaning exercise and store away all clutter, personal items, and furniture that might be too large for the room. Renovate the house by painting the walls in neutral tones and do some landscaping. A vase of fresh flowers can be the final touch.
Spread the Word
Lastly, spread the word far and wide. With the Internet, using social media is a major and perhaps necessary way to announce your listing to a wide audience. Outside of social media, one can send the message by putting up flyers and through word-of-mouth. When taking pictures of your house to share with the public, get them professionally done so your house can look its best.
Trust the Professionals at Clagett Enterprises for Your Realty Needs
If you’re looking for the perfect realtor for your property or a professional to assist you during your purchase of any home, you can rely on Clagett Enterprises. Clagett Enterprises is a full-service real estate company with almost 30 years of experience in the Frederick and Western Maryland area. For assistance with selling your home and getting the best possible price, contact us online or give us a call at 301-665-6009. To meet our team and see some of our beautiful homes, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.