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Tips for Selling Your Home

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Try these “tried and true” tips when selling  your home to increase your opportunity to sell quicker — for top dollar!


Curb Appeal

When selling your home, many prospective buyers will choose to drive by your home before setting an appointment for a walk-thru. One never knows when this might occur, so as possible keep your shrubbery and trees trimmed and the grass mowed, trimmed and edged. Walkways should be kept clear of toys, yard tools and projects that can be seen from the street. Clean away all debris. Park cars in the garage or away from the front of the home as possible. RVs should be moved as well. When the weather allows, plant flowers to add color.

Remember, if the buyer does not like the outside of the home, they drive on to the next. When your home looks appealing from the street, they are more inclined to call.

Pricing Your Home to Sell

Excitement is high when a home first comes on the market and this enthusiasm statistically continues for up to seven weeks. The longer a property stays on the market, the less the seller will maximize upon its sale and the more stressful it can be — especially if you are purchasing a new home across the same tim period. The market is very competitive. Over-pricing by a few thousand dollars can put maximum profits at risk.

Staging Your Home to Sell

In addition to decluttering, cleaning carpets and adding a fresh coat of paint as possible — prospective buyers who come to see your home will experience a better viewing experience when the home is warm, bright and free of sensory distractions.

These simple staging guidelines will help:

  • Keep the lights on ~ even on sunny days
  • Leave soft music playing at a low level
  • Burn a scented candle to give your home a familiar, pleasant aroma
  • Keep all draperies (or shutters) open
  • Take a short walk or drive with your family and pets
  • Trust your agent to have your best interests at heart

By using these staging strategies with an aggressive Pack 1st Properties marketing plan, we will achieve a maximum sales price in the shortest number of on-the-market days. Contact Pack 1st Properties for more information about selling your home. We’re here to help.