Hello! Thanks for tuning in for more real estate tips and tricks. Today's blog covers tips for listing your home for sale. You may have obtained lots of advice from friends, families and neighbors regarding selling your home. With a shifting market, economic uncertainty, it's easy to get overwhelmed with conflicting advice regarding selling your home. Most of the country has been in a seller's market for the last two years, since inflation has taken it's toll and the federal reserve has been raising the interest rates, this could signal a change in sales strategy for savvy sellers.
We've compiled some helpful advice from the top agents on our team to help you navigate these uncertain times and approach your home sale with confidence. Here's the leading tips from our pros:
1) Clean, Repair and Upgrade. Before you list your home, you will want to make sure that it's in condition that buyers are expecting. So, if there are repairs you have been putting off, now is the time to get them completed. Regardless of what type of market you're in, buyers want a clean home. Please make sure your home is neat and tidy before you put it on the market or take photos. It is especially important to make sure the primary systems are working, especially basic necessities, like a roof that doesn't leak and a HVAC system that is up to date and runs smoothly.
2) Easy Upgrades. Your agent might also suggest some light upgrades you can make around the house, such as a fresh coat of paint, inside or outside, or replacing carpet. These easy projects typically provide a good return on investment. Larger projects, such as remodeling a bathroom or kitchen will usually not get you as much money for your investment. Be sure to powerwash or repaint as necessary. In addition to giving the exterior of your home a fresh coat of paint, you might want to powerwash it. Dirt can build up on your window panes and in the grooves of your siding, and while you may be used to it, buyers with fresh eyes will notice it.
3) Landscaping. Landscaping might seem like nothing but heavy lift projects, but there are plenty of quick fixes you can make. If your plants or shrubbery have overgrown, make sure to cut them back for a more neat look. You can also re-mulch your flower beds or gardens to make everything look fresh. Plant seasonal flowers and greenery that will give a pop of color to your home without adding too much maintenance for new buyers.
If you are interested in receiving a complimentary market analysis of the value of your home, we can help. Simply sign up here on our site and a helpful Shaffer Realty or Shaffer Real Estate agent will be in touch with your right away. In the meantime, have a great Labor Day weekend. See you next Friday for more tips and tricks. Warmly, Susan