Selling your home can be emotional and stressful. You’ve lived there for many years, you’ve built memories with your loved ones but now it is time to pack up the house and move.
While selling a home may be an overwhelming task for some homeowners, there may others feeling no attachment to the house but the sale of a home remains a business transaction. For that reason, it is important to find a good realtor in your area that will take a business stance for you and guide you through the home selling process.
What are the 3 most important points when selling a home? As a local and trusted realtor in Rhode Island, I wanted to share 3 tips to successfully sell your home.
1. Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is important in the home selling process. The job of a professional realtor is to consult with the home seller and explain what can be done on the outside of the property to make sure that the property stands out to sell fast.
Cleaning garden beds and adding fresh mulch is easy to do and does not cost much to update the curb appeal of your home. If you are selling your home around Spring, you can add some flowers to give a pop of color. Potential homebuyers will notice it when pulling up to your home and a nice curb appeal provides a good first impression.
The presentation of the home includes different factors. Professional photography is key. 99% of homebuyers come offline. Pictures must attract potential homebuyers to convey them to go and look at the property. Showing the home in real-time, in real-life fashion is also part of the presentation process.
Declutter the home as much as possible. Start packing boxes with extra knick-knacks around the house. In order to help the home buyers project themselves in the house, I often ask the home sellers to depersonalize the house. This means putting away personal photos or extra decorations on the home. It is also recommended to clear out extra toys and tidy up every single room in the house.
Pricing the home correctly is key to bring potential homebuyers through the door.
A real estate agent will pull comparable sales, look at pending and active sales to help determine the price of a home depending on the current market. If the property is overpriced, no one is going to show interest to tour the home. A great realtor is going to get that price right and potentially get over the asking price based on all the updates and recommendations for the presentation of a home.
Selling a home does not have to be complicated. You need to find a good local real estate agent to make your asset desirable and make the home selling process successful.
Kyle Seyboth is a top real estate agent in RI and sold over 500 units in 2019. 99% Kyle gets full ask when listing a home.
If you are looking to sell your home, feel free to contact him to discuss the home selling process.