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seller fiancing a home - is it your best option?

Home Preparation and Marketing Recommendations To Sell Your Home

by Dan Vasquez

The preparation process to sell your home can include many tasks and professional services to get it ready for the market. With the help of your Realtor, professional photographer, and carpet cleaner, you will be well on your way to listing your house. Here are some recommendations to help you get your home on the market and sold.

Consider the Market

When you go to price your home for sale, you should start out with a comparative market analysis to find out what similar properties are currently selling for. Based on these figures from similar properties in your area, you will know where to start your home's pricing at. It is important that you value it accurately; otherwise, it will be overpriced and will gain no interest from buyers. 

However, if you find its market value and lower it a bit, your home will be priced competitively alongside other homes that are also listed for sale. This will exceed the regular attention it would get, and many buyers will be attracted to it based on its lower price. And when the market is as competitive as it is with more buyers than homes for sale, you will likely get multiple offers or buyers trying to outbid one another to get your home. This, in many instances, can allow you to get more for its sale as a result.

Clean Up the Interior

The inside of your home and its condition can really make a big impression on a buyer's interest. When your home is full of clutter and looking dirty, it can be a turnoff for a buyer. So, you need to look at ways you can make the inside of your home appear larger, more spacious, and cleaner by decluttering and doing some deep cleaning. 

If you have carpeting, have it professionally cleaned to remove stains and odors. Repaint the interior of your home to cover up scratches and dents, and especially if the paint color is dark or a non-neutral color. Look to paint beige, tan, or light grey to make the space more inviting and neutral for a buyer to imagine living in the space. It's also a good idea to put away personal photos and items so they are out of sight and out of the way during showings. 

Be sure to make the interior of your home brighter, which will also make it look cleaner, more open, and bigger. Remove dark blinds or shades to allow in natural light, then replace old light bulbs to illuminate the interior of your home for listing photos and showings.