Whether you’re selling Duluth, MN real estate or have a home for sale somewhere else. Getting ready to put your house up for sale can be stressful. Showing after showing can get monotonous and require your house to be presentable at all times. For the most part interested buyers will show up within the first few weeks of your house being on the market. In this case you’ll need to be off and running, and ready to sell before your listing grows stale. So how can you make sure you are prepared?!
- Invest in a Storage Unit
Maybe you first idea is to shove everything into the closets. Wrong! Buyers want to check out your closets to see how much space they have, not all of your junk! What is the general rule? Put away about a third of your stuff. If it is not something you genrally need or use everyday put it in storage for now. Plus! You can choose to go with a portable unit, it can be transported to your new home! Easy!
2. Photo’s & Staging
If possible bring in a professional home stager because they will see your home from a buyer’s perspective. However, the first impression is usually the photo’s of your home online. Studies show that homes with more than six listing photos online are twice as likely to be viewed by buyers. For a value driven option, have a friend or an unbiased party check out the pictures and do a walk through to give their opinion as if they are a real potential buyer.
3. Pick the right Real Estate Agent!
What really matters? A record of sales that proves they know how to sell your house fast. Are they familiar with your neighborhood and the surrounding areas? Can they walk into your home and tell you precisely what buyers will love and hate? You should also make sure your agent knows how to promotes their properties online. They should hire a professional to take photos and includes a variety of photos on their site and social media. Give Lake Superior Real Estate Team a call for advice today!
4. Promote it yourself
While you need a quality agent who know’s how to really promote and show off your home, don’t leave all the marketing up to them. You have your own audience to appeal to, use your personal social media accounts and sending the listing page to family and friends. You never know what friend of a friend or distant relative could be looking for a home in your area.
5.Play up the light!
A dark or poorly lit home can feel depressing. Try to light things up by using natural and artificial light, turn the lights on and open curtains and blinds. A fresh coat of paint can also brighten a room. Even consider a deep cleaning will also help brighten baseboards, windows, and other fixtures.
6. Don’t Forget Curb Appeal!
The exterior is the first thing a buyer sees in person. If it doesn’t look good, a buyer won’t even consider looking inside. All you have to do is tidy up your yard by trimming and shape hedges, refresh mulch, and edge the lawn. Everything matters! Even things as small as the brass on your front door. Polish the doorknob, and maybe even throw on a little fresh paint!
For more advice, suggestions or help with getting your home ready to sell and selling your home, reach out to Lake Superior Real Estate today at (218) 722-2810!