The USA Real Estate and Property Management team in Prescott Valley, Arizona, prides themselves on helping their clients through every step of the selling process. The realtors at USA make sure their homes go from “FOR SALE” to “SOLD” in the shortest amount of time possible and with the most possible profit.
Here are six popular ways that can help speed up the sale of a home. If you have any questions on these tips, or would like to talk to a team member about selling your home, give USA Real Estate a call at 928-775-0400.
1. Attract Them From Afar
Your property needs to ‘Wow’ potential buyers from the moment they start viewing it. As they approach your home for the first time, the initial impression determines if they’ll continue inside or simply drive by. Buyers need to be impressed and attracted to your home from the moment they lay eyes on it. It should call them inside with great landscaping and a presentable exterior.
2. Small Details Pay Large Dividends
Are those light bulbs in the dining area still out? Have you been putting off tightening those hinges on the front door? Buyers can be quickly disappointed with small details such as loose door knobs, trim boards that are loose, or house numbers that are crooked. Before showing your home, you’ll need to go through every inch of your property to make sure all repairs are made. Purchasing a home is a very large investment and the potential buyers will inspect yours with a fine toothed comb. Beat them to the punch and make repairs prior to showing the home.
3. Really Clean Your Home
Don’t just clean your home, really clean it! The error many sellers make in showing their home is doing a “one-over” cleaning. The reality is, to sell a home you’ll need to roll up the sleeves and give your home a good cleaning. Find all of the areas inside AND outside of your home that could use a good scrub or polish and get to work. Oftentimes, it may be worth the investment to hire professional cleaning service to help give the house a good deep clean.
4. The Illusion of More Space
It’s not just about the amount of space the home has, it is about how the space it used. The buyers are already aware of the square footage at this point, they need to see how the space is used. Wrong colors and furniture setup can make a large room like much smaller. It is a good idea to stay away from dark wall colors, particularly black, and constricting furniture arrangements. It’s also a good idea to use natural lighting to make the room feel “airy”. Open the curtains and let the sunshine in!
5. Cater to All Five Senses
It is best to appeal to all five senses of potential buyers. It is important for sellers to master the art of charming a buyer. It’s the sight of your home that will lure them in and, once inside, they should be greeted with a wonderful fragrance and even some soft music. They both should be subtle yet noticeable and not offensive. Lavender scents and classical music usually work best.
6. Not Everyone Are Pet Lovers
Pets are great, but not for selling a home. Not every prospective buyer are cat or dog lovers. In fact, simply knowing that one resides in the home is sometimes enough to turn a buyer off. Also remember that some buyers may actually be allergic to certain animals. If you have a pet, be sure to do a very thorough cleaning of the pet’s area so that there is no immediate evidence of the pet. It is a good idea to have your pet away from the home for a couple days during a house showing.
Staging a home can be a serious undertaking, but can be very effective when done correctly. The USA Real Estate and Property Management team has the resources to help you stage your home to perfection and with little stress to you. When you’re ready to list your property, contact USA Real Estate and let them partner with you to reach your goals.