“Create Immediate Value with These Five Expert Tips”
By Kim Lowe, Certified Luxury Marketing Specialist
Are you currently preparing to sell your Phoenix home this spring? Here are our top five recommendations to help make a great impression with potential buyers and sell your home faster:
Stage Your Home:
According to the National Association of Realtors, staging has proven to increase the value of your home by 20%. Consider hiring a professional stager or rearranging furniture to make your home look spacious and welcoming. As I like to say, “taking the home out of the house” and making it look more like a model home will help it appeal to a variety of buyers. A well-staged home can also help potential buyers visualize themselves living in that space.
Consistency is key when preparing your home for sale. It creates an emotion with buyers that prompts them to get excited, ask the right questions, and ultimately, write an offer for top dollar. Areas we like to focus on include decluttering, deep cleaning, interior painting and the type of lighting used throughout the home. Creating a consistent look from room to room displays pride of ownership, and when done right, resonates with potential buyers and helps drive offers.
Enhance Curb Appeal:
Your home’s exterior is the first opportunity you have to make a first impression on a buyer. We recommend sellers clear out any overgrown weeds and shrubs, mow the lawn, rake the rocks, remove debris and consider planting fresh flowers. If you have landscape and pool lighting, make sure it is all working properly.
Get Professional Photos and Video:
High-quality photos and video are essential in today’s digital age. Hire a professional photographer/videographer to capture your home in the best light possible. This will help your home stand out among the rest on the MLS (multiple listing service).
Don’t let the home-selling process overwhelm you:
Living in a home is not the same as selling a home. It will not feel practical or convenient, but it is necessary – and short-lived – to help sell your home quickly and for top dollar. By taking these comprehensive steps, you’ll be well on your way to a successful sale.
If you’re thinking about buying or selling your Phoenix home this spring and need expert guidance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 602-900-1331 and we’ll be happy to assist. For more expert tips, be sure to follow us on our Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn pages.