If you’re like most people considering selling a home in DC Ranch, you know that there are plenty of “little things” that add up to big profits. This guide explains the seven secrets that can help you sell your home quickly – and at the best possible profit.
The 7 Secrets That Can Help You Sell Your Home Quickly
First things first: Your safest bet is to work with a skilled, knowledgeable Scottsdale REALTOR® who can bring in the buyers. From there, these seven secrets can help you sell quickly:
- Price your home properly from the start
- Lighten up on your closets
- Illuminate every room properly
- Make your home appear pet-free
- Take it easy on the upgrades, but go heavy on repairs
- Depersonalize everything
- Put a lot of emphasis on the kitchen
Here’s a closer look at each.
Home-Selling Secret #1: Price Your Home Properly
A lot of people believe that you can over-price a home and let buyers negotiate down – but that’s a huge mistake. Your REALTOR will tell you what buyers are likely willing to pay for your home if you sell it right now, and that’s the price point you should stick with. When you list your home at fair market value, the right buyers (read: those who can afford it) will see it and compare it to other, similar homes. If you price it too high, it’s going to go up against bigger, more amenity-filled homes that are fairly priced – and it’s going to come up short.
Home-Selling Secret #2: Lighten Up on Your Closets
Take half your clothes out of your closets before buyers come to see your home. That shows buyers that there’s plenty of room for their own belongings.
Pro Tip: Don’t store boxes in your closets, and make sure there’s nothing on the floor – not even shoes.
Home-Selling Secret #3: Illuminate Every Room Properly
Buyers love light, bright spaces, so make sure that when people are coming to tour your home, you’ve drawn back all the drapes and turned on all the lights. If most of your rooms only have overhead lighting, explore the idea of adding floor lamps in dim corners and creating a more layered look.
Home-Selling Secret #4: Make Your Home Appear Pet-Free
If you don’t have pets, fast-forward to the next secret – but if you do, you’ll need to make it tough for buyers to figure out that you share your home with four-legged family members. First, eradicate pet odors; then, gather up all your pet’s belongings so you can take them (and your pet) with you when you leave the house for a showing.
Home-Selling Secret #5: Take it Easy on Upgrades, but Go Heavy on Repairs
Though you want to have the nicest home on the block, you don’t want to overdo it by spending more money on upgrades than you’ll make on the house. In fact, you don’t want upgrades to cut into your profits at all. Instead, make all the repairs you know are necessary before a buyer’s inspector comes in and discovers them.
Home-Selling Secret #6: Depersonalize Everything
Though buyers know you live in your home, they don’t want to feel like visitors – they want to be able to envision themselves living in the space. Take down personal decor, including family photos, as well as anything that could be considered controversial or alienate some prospective buyers. That means anything that has to do with politics, religion or even sports teams should come down – replace it all with more neutral art and items.
Home-Selling Secret #7: Put a Lot of Emphasis on the Kitchen
The kitchen is still the heart of the home, so spend extra time prepping it for sale. Even buyers who don’t cook much want a great kitchen. Go through your cabinets and get rid of excess stuff that makes them appear cluttered; organize the food in your pantry; make sure the entire space is spotless from top to bottom.
Are You Selling a Home in DC Ranch?
Thinking about selling your home in DC Ranch? Call us at 480-360-0281 to find out how we’ll market it to all the right buyers. If you’re also looking for a new home, we’d love show you any listing in the community. Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll be happy to search for something that’s a perfect match for your needs.
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