Get Your Home Ready to Sell this Spring

March 20, 2019

The key to selling your home quickly and for more money, doesn’t begin with updating your home. It begins with a change of mind. Stop thinking of yourself as a homeowner and start thinking of yourself as a retailer. How does that work? Auction Media Group is here to provide you with a few ideas for inspiration.

Draw Them In. Picture the stores you like to shop in. Smart retailers place colorful items right up front to catch your attention. They’re also neatly arranged so you aren’t distracted by imperfections. An expert presentation invites you to see more, to discover the store. Think of the outside of your home as your storefront. It’s where you’ll make your first impression with potential buyers, so make sure it’s eye-catching and attractive. First, repair, replace, or repaint anything that’s showing damage or erosion. Brighten up your front yard with colorful plants. Finally, make sure your entrance is tidy and welcoming for potential buyers.

Make It Easy to Shop. Have you ever tried to shop in a clothing store where the racks were jammed so close together that you gave up and left without buying anything? That’s what it’s like when buyers visit a home that’s packed with furniture and clutter. No matter how great the home is, buyers won’t be able to see it, and they’ll leave without even giving an offer. Let house hunters see how much space your home has by removing extra furniture and tossing out the clutter.

Price Like a Pro. Finally, any good retailer knows that a good-looking store might get shoppers in the door, but it’s the price that makes or breaks the deal. Home pricing is tricky—even for a homeowner who’s thinking like a retailer. That’s why it’s a good idea to work with an experienced real estate agent to help you set the right price.

A good agent will also have plenty of advice about getting your home ready to sell and how to reach potential buyers. Your agent can also help you negotiate sales contracts and close the sale of your home faster and for more money.

It can be tough to take such a business-like view of the home where your family has made years of memories, but if it’s truly time to sell, you won’t regret making those tough decisions. Make your job easier by working with a real estate agent whose advice you can trust.