These Five Expert Tips Will Help You Create Immediate Value
By Kim Lowe, your Certified Luxury Marketing Specialist
If you’re getting ready to list your home for sale as we head into the final stretch of 2023, there are a few crucial steps we recommend taking. Here are our top five tips that will ensure you make a great impression with potential buyers and sell your home even faster:
Stage Your Space:
The National Association of Realtors have stated that “staging has proven to increase the value of your home by 20%”. While you can prep your home to be spacious and welcoming yourself, we recommend hiring a professional stager to take the stress off of you during an already busy time. We suggest “taking the home out of the house” and going for a style more reminiscent of a model home. Your space will appeal to a larger variety of buyers, and truly help potential buyers visualize themselves living there.
Consistency is Key:
Being consistent creates unmatched excitement for the buyer. In turn, they ask the right questions, and ultimately, end up writing a top dollar offer on your home. We like to focus on decluttering, deep cleaning, interior painting, and assessing the type of lighting throughout the home. Creating a consistent look and feel, that flows from room to room, displays pride of ownership of your home. When done right, this detail can resonate with your potential buyers and help bring those desired offers to fruition.
Up Your Curb Appeal Game:
It’s true what they say about first impressions. the exterior of your home is the very first chance you have to make a lasting impression on a potential buyer. Clearing out any overgrown weeds and shrubs, mowing the lawn, raking the rocks, removing debris, and even some fresh flowers, can make all the difference when it comes to the sale of your home. This is when you also make sure any landscape and pool lighting is working properly, for the best representation of what your property has to offer.
Hire Professional Photographers and Videographers:
High-quality photos and video are essential, and can absolutely mean the difference between a quick sale or spending more days on the market. So, hiring a professional photographer/videographer to capture your home looking its best will help your home stand out among the noise of the MLS (multiple listing service).
Don’t get Overwhelmed by the home-selling process:
Living in a home and selling a home are two vastly different things. While it may not feel practical or convenient, it is necessary – and absolutely short-lived – to help sell your home for top dollar in a reasonable timeframe. By considering these comprehensive listing steps, a successful sale is sure to follow.
Interested in buying or selling your Phoenix home in Fall or Winter? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our expert real estate team at 602-900-1331. We’ll be happy to assist you. For more expert tips, tricks, and insights, be sure to follow us on our Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn pages.