Circumstances may force you to one day put your custom home on the market. Even people who have declared their home the only place they ever wanted to live have had to relocate due to new jobs and financial reasons. When these situations happen the homeowner is put in the unenviable position of having to sell. If you thought buying a new home was stressful just imagine dealing with selling that home. Though selling a home is not something owners look forward to, there are some tips that will make the process easier.
At By Carrier we want everyone to be happy in their custom home but if selling is the order of the day, then here are some tips to help get your home sold.
When it comes to selling a home the name of the game is looks. From the landscape to the basement the home you put on the market has to peak the interest of buyers and the best way to do that is by having the home in the best shape possible. If you have a dilapidated bathroom, torn tiles in the kitchen or a cluttered basement your best bet is to spend time renovating where you can. Don’t go overboard and spend a fortune, only pay attention to areas that if seen by a prospective buyer would make the think twice.
The first thing people notice about a home is the yard. When a prospective buyer pulls into the driveway and sees tall grass and weeds growing wild it’s not a good start. It also doesn’t help when the For Sale sign is hidden by overgrown brush. First impressions mean a lot and if you want to get buyers through the front door take the time to clean up the yard. Mow the lawn once a week and remove any tree limbs, dead bushes or debris from the yard prior to a showing.
Get the Price Right
There’s what you would like to get for your home and what the market says it is worth. These numbers don’t often match and in many cases the seller needs to take a reality break and accept that the value of their home may be a bit less that they hoped. A good idea is to consult with a local real estate agent to see what comparable homes are selling for in your area. If you price the home too high you will scare potential buyers off so be careful with your original listing and make sure it is a fair price.