Four Tips for Selling Your Home Faster
As much as you love your home, the time has come to move on and move out. Whether you're relocating to North Carolina or you need a larger home for your growing family, the time has come to sell. It's an overwhelming ordeal; we get it. Selling your home quickly means fewer days of keeping your home in perfect condition and leaving every time a real estate agent brings prospective buyers for a tour.
According to Zillow, the typical US home is on the market for 65-93 days. Imagine having to keep your home spotless and clutter-free for all those days? It's exhausting and frankly, frustrating. You want to avoid being the house that sits on the market forever. To help you out, we put together four tips to attract buyers and move your home from the pitfall of sitting too long.
Photos are critical. How many times have you gone to any website and bought something without seeing pictures? Never, you move right on. Keep your home's curb appeal top of mind. Get the whole house in the shot; no cars or other objects should be in the picture. Make sure you capture your home's selling points. Have a gorgeous soaking tub in your bathroom or a view of a well-manicured backyard? Show it off; that way, buyers can picture themselves there.
Clean and Tidy
The best way to turn off buyers is to have a dirty house. Imagine touring a home that has grimy bathtubs or dirty dishes in the sink? It's hard to look past. What about jammed packed closets, clothes on the floor, unmade beds – you get the idea. It's just messy. Make sure a buyer can see your kitchen countertops, and your closets are organized and decluttered to help show off the space.
Too Much Personality
We know you love your home. You created great memories, family photos are hung on the brightly colored walls, and your children's artwork is displayed on the refrigerator doors. Over the years, you added 'personality,' your personality. But, when selling, buyers need to see themselves in the home, not you and your family. If you're serious about selling your home, you need to make the home as neutral as possible. Put away family photos, college degrees, and don't forget to repaint those dark colored walls to a neutral tone.
Curb Appeal Matters
You know the saying about first impressions. Buyers form their first impressions of homes from the street, just beyond the curb. The initial drive-by can determine whether or not a buyer wants to get out of the car at all. To get that buyer through the front door takes a bit of work first. Take the time to seed new grass, plant flowers, add fresh mulch, weed, or even paint the front door. A good looking exterior pays off when buyers are scrolling online.
Once you decide to sell your home, make sure to visit Capitol City Homes where you’ll find an incredible variety of new home opportunities all over the Triangle area. Contact us today to learn more about all of our homes throughout Raleigh, Wake Forest, Louisburg, Clayton, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Youngsville, Angier, Rolesville, Mebane, Fayetteville, New Bern, and Pittsboro—all located in North Carolina.