Fall is here, kids are back to school, and the real estate market is at its second busiest season of the year for home sales. If you are planning to sell your home, it is important that you do everything you can to beat out your competition in your area. Dooley and Mason realty group has come up with a few home sale tips to make the most money.
Improve Curb Appeal. The first thing a home buyer will see is the outside of your home. It’s important that you do your best to maintain the exterior the entire time it’s on the market. Here are a few tips to get your home looking up to par:
– Remove all weeds from cracks in the driveway, walkways, and in the gardens.
– Trim down any overgrown bushes
– Add some color by planting seasonal flowers around the house
– Rake and clean up leaves lying on the floor
– Make sure all light bulbs (interior as well) are working
Set an appropriate selling price. To arrive at the right listing price, start by researching the competition. That’s where an agent can help. He or she will prepare a Comparative Market Analysis of comparable homes— “comps”—detailing the original listing price, how much the home sold for, and how long it was on the market.
Make it “home-ready”. Most home buyers are more inclined to purchase a house if there are fewer home improvements to be made. Be prepared and make your home move in ready by making these improvements:
– New carpeting/wood floors
– Fresh paint job
– Replace any damaged screens, faucets, windows, doors, etc.,
– Clean out each room and create more space by organizing any cluttered room, closets, and drawers.
Fixing any small issues will boost your chances over your competition. Home buyers want to envision themselves living in the house, so staging your home is such a big part of the selling strategy. Check out our blog on staging tips to sell your home.
Make it cozy. As the weather begins to drop, home buyers naturally want to purchase a home that they feel comfortable in. By adding warming candles, pleasing music will go a long way; It creates that home feeling mood that will want home buyers to want to come back to.
Hiring the right agent can make a huge impact when selling your home. Our team at Dooley and Mason, are trained and experienced. We take the time and listen to your needs, and we want to make sure we tackle any problems or concerns you or the home may have and suggest a handful of selling strategies that will bring in the most for your home. If you are looking to sell in the North Reading, Lynnfield or Wilmington area, please feel free to get in touch with us at 978-664-1300