What to Consider Before Selling

Selling your home is a huge process that requires you to put your all into getting the most money possible for your home. How do you do this correctly? Whether your home is new or a hundred years old, there are choices and changes you can make that will shift how people experience it.

These are some of the top things to consider before you sell and how you can boost your value higher. 

Does the Curb Appeal Stun?

When people walk up to your property, is it going to blow their minds? Consider great details like composite patio pavers that can help your property shine and allow you to build a full and gorgeous patio.

If you want to seal the deal with buyers, make sure to have fresh paint on your patio, comfortable and welcoming seating, a plant or two, and a welcome mat that shows they’re urged to come inside soon.

You should also take the time to update greenery, update your mailbox, and even power wash any brick or stone on the exterior of your home. This will add up to a beautiful home. 

Have You Staged the Property to Sell?

If you’re staging, it’s vital to remember details like where your lighting is aimed, whether you should add some manufactured stone veneer, and more. Staged homes sell faster and for more money than their unstaged counterparts. This is especially important as the housing market sinks into a buyers’ market. Although staging doesn’t build any lasting value into the home, it adds perceived value which can boost how much people are willing to pay.

If your furniture is older, or already moved out, consider renting furniture from a staging company. These professionals know how to make a property shine and pull in buyers.

Is The Property Deep Cleaned Where it Matters?

Nobody wants to imagine themselves cooking or bathing in spaces that seem grimy or unclean. Before you list your home, take the time to deep clean your kitchen, any bathrooms, and your laundry room. These spaces get the quickest buildup of grime and need to be the cleanest to convince buyers into liking them.

Work from the top of the rooms to the bottom, starting with light figures and then the walls and cabinets. This can take a while to do, but when you’re done, the product will be worth it.

Is Your Pricing Where It Should Be?

When you’re selling your home, it’s important that your pricing isn’t way too high or low. Work with a professional,m and go over properties that are similar to yours in size, age, and location. These comparable houses will give you a clearer view of how you should price yours.

Remember that the market is changing right now, so prices may be completely different from month to month. Try to find comparables that have sold within the last thirty days.

Have You Taken Care of Small, Quick Repairs?

Some repairs don’t take a lot of work to fix but still stand out when a buyer is walking through. Filling cracks in cement doesn’t take more than an afternoon, but it can stop further cracks and damage and will let your property look newer.

Other areas buyers worry about a lot are fences, windows, doors, floors, and water filters. Consider getting a home inspection before you list your home and go over what they point out. These are things buyers will be informed of when they get an assessment, so it’s better to fix it first so they won’t be put off by it later.

Is the HVAC System Something to be Proud of?

Your HVAC system is affected by a billion small parts of your home that add up. For instance, if your windows are leaking air, replacement window parts can change everything about your electricity bill. If you want to take this further to make your property shine in the eyes of buyers, you can also add a smart thermostat.

This tool will help them better control the temperature of the property, as well as set schedules and change temperatures even when they’re not home. Smart technology like this can add a lot of value despite its low price points. If your HVAC system overall is operating how you’d like, consider getting a tune-up from a professional like Revitalize Heating and Air.

Should You Work With a Professional?

Working with a realtor or agent is a smart choice when you’re buying your home. These professionals will guide you through the market, help you price your home, and give you the numbers of professionals who can help with everything from home inspections to staging. Try to find someone who knows what they’re doing and has at least five years of experience in your market. 

Every Choice Can Change Everything

Whether you’re selling so you can buy bigger or you’re finally cashing in on your nest egg, it’s important to take your time and make sure your property is set to sell. Create someone’s dream home, and watch your value skyrocket.

Max Shafer is a freelance writer that loves sharing his knowledge and expertise on real estate. He lives in Land O’ Lakes, Florida where he enjoys spending time with his wife and researching real estate trends in his free time. Max’s work as a freelance writer can be found on Building Product Advisor, a new construction industry resource launching in Fall 2022.