No matter the reason for your sale, relocating, downsizing, or making room for a bigger family, there are certain steps you need to take before selling your house.  

When you prepare to sell your home it is important to not allow your emotions to drive your selling decisions.  Here are 7 tips to assist you in listing your home for sale:

 

  • Clean and De-clutter your home

This remains one of the most important “to-do” items for any home seller.  The aim is to make your home as generic as possible so that potential buyers can visualize it as their own future space.  You should also consider:

 

  • Removing personal items

Although personal items make your house a home, remember that the key here is to allow buyers to envision this space as their own.  Therefore, items such as family photos and kids’ artwork on the fridge should best be removed.

 

  • Removing bulky furniture

Each room should be displayed at its best and therefore any extra items should be removed to showcase the true space of the specific room.

 

  • Fix the Small Things

Buyers will instantly notice the little repairs that are needed in each room.  Be sure to take the time to fix these little things that will detract from the overall value of your home.  For example: replace fixtures or doorknobs.

 

  • Add a Little Bit of Nature

Bringing in natural light into any space makes it more inviting and bigger.  Along with this, it adds great energy when you add potted plants or flowers in the room, so be sure to situate them in that open corner.

 

  • Highlight the Focal Points

You want to make sure that buyers notice special features in each room, like for instance a cozy window seat.  Use bright throw pillows or plants to highlight these points. You want to create the picture that this room can be “lived in”.

 

  • Boost Your Home’s Exterior

First impressions last.  Often buyers might decide to not even go into your home, based on what the exterior looks like. Repaint any areas that might be peeling, and make sure that the garden is in a good, healthy condition.

 

  • Write Down Your Listing Descriptions

You have to write a compelling list which shows that you know your property before it goes on sale.  This is the ideal opportunity to show the buyer why your home is ideal for them.

 

  • Utilize Social Media to Market Your Home

 

In order to successfully sell your home, you need to get the word out.  There’s no point in getting your home ready for a sale when nobody knows about it.  An effective way to do this is to get the word out on various social media platforms.  These can include:

  • YouTube
  • Pinterest
  • Blogs
  • Facebook

Post striking photos and do a video walk-through of your property.

If you’re looking for information about potentially selling or buying real estate in Southern CA, please contact us today!