There are plenty of reasons why now is a great time to sell your home. Between low mortgage rates, low inventory and high buyer demand, your home is likely to sell pretty quickly. However, there are a few things you will want to keep in mind when you make the decision to sell.
Don’t Let Emotions Get in the Way
It’s easy to get attached to the home we live in. According to the NAR, homeowners are staying in their houses for an average of ten years. That’s a lot of time spent making memories in one place, which can make your home have a lot of sentimental value to you. Feeling that attachment to a house can cloud our judgment when it comes to pricing your home fairly. When you are emotionally attached, you may think your home is more valuable than it actually is, potentially causing you to turn down great offers from buyers. By emotionally detaching from your home during the sale process, you will have a more realistic view when it comes to selling your home for the right price.
Declutter and Depersonalize
You’ve likely been in your home long enough to create a space that feels like home to you. You apply your own design style to it and decorate accordingly. You also likely have pictures of family members all over the house. When it comes time to sell, decluttering and depersonalizing your home will benefit you during the selling process. There are a few reasons why this will be beneficial. First of all, not everyone is going to have the same taste as you when it comes to how you decorate your home. Keeping it simple and clutter-free when people come to look at your home can give them a better sense of how they will decorate the place when they move in. Piggybacking off that, removing personal touches such as family portraits will also help potential buyers envision what it would be like to raise their family in the home.
Curb appeal is so important when selling your home. Whether people drive by and see the for-sale sign in your yard or they’re browsing homes on firstweber.com, you want your home to make a great first impression. Your home’s curb appeal can often determine whether a buyer is interested or not just based on the first look. Make sure your lawn is mowed, leaves are raked or snow is plowed depending on the season. You could even consider placing flowers around the front of your home to create a more inviting feel. First impressions are important, so make sure your home makes a great one!
Find a Realtor
Out of all things you should keep in mind when selling your home, finding a realtor should top the list! Selling a home on your own is very challenging, time-consuming and ultimately you are likely to make less on the sale than you would by hiring a realtor to help you out. First Weber realtors are experienced and can help make the home selling process a breeze. Visit our website to find a realtor near you!
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