The most important investment you will make in your home in order to sell it is time. You need the time to make a few fixes to your property, but also to learn about the tips and tricks of real estate. Those who know about real estate usually fair best in this world. Some of the hints and tips collected by real estate professionals to help sell a home for top dollar are outlined below.
Start by working on the exterior of your property. This is what buyers will first see and what will give them their first impression. Hence, the first thing you must do is tidy up your yard and prune your trees and bushes. You need to try to look at your home through buyers’ eyes and see whether there is sufficient curb appeal. Generally speaking, this is all down to keeping the outside tidy rather than having to do any major work.
You need to know what is good about your home, but also what is bad about it. Make sure that all the good things are highlighted and try to conceal the bad things as much as possible. To find all the good and bad points, don’t rely solely on your own judgement. It can be difficult to find the bad points in something that you care about. Unfortunately, you are also driven by your own emotions. Hence, you should ask others to tell you the pros and cons of your home. You can hire a professional evaluator for this, but you can also simply ask people you know for their honest opinion. A professional costs money, but the opinion of friends could sting, so do consider which option is the best.
Lastly, you have to get all your cleaning gear out. Every surface must be properly cleaned. This is the time to really get the elbow grease out and to get rid of clutter, which you need to do before you move anyway. You want your home to look like a show home by the time you’re done. This also means addressing the outside of your property. Get to work on cleaning your yard, geting rid of weeds, mowing your lawn and making sure that your trees and bushes are pruned and beautiful. It is your property’s exterior that will create that important first impression. You only get one opportunity to create a first impression. All being well, the above tips will help you to make a sale quickly and for a great price.