Homeowners are in a great position right now to make a move. With housing inventory so low, buyer competition is sky high. This gives sellers the leverage to sell for the best possible terms, and it is resulting in a drastic rise in home prices.
Houses are selling quickly in this hot market. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), homes are typically on the market for an average of just 18 days. Despite the rise in buyer competition, there are still a few extra steps you can take to make your house stand out amongst the rest so that you get the greatest return possible.
Give Buyers Access to Your Home
If buyers are not able to easily schedule a time to view your home, they will be less likely to make an offer. When your home is available to them at any time of the day, it opens up opportunity for multiple buyers to become eager to view or buy your home.
Additionally, with health concerns throughout the country, it’s important to create access options that keep everyone in the process safe. It’s important to work with your agent to implement the best safety measure for your listing.
Help Buyers Visualize a Future Home
Pack away any personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. The more neutral and tidy the space, the easier it is for a buyer to picture themselves living there.
Additionally, staging a home helps consumers see the full potential of a given space or property. It features the home in its best light and helps would-be buyers envision its various possibilities.
Not only should sellers make an effort to stage and declutter their homes, it’s also important to keep the home neat and clean. Before you allow buyers to enter the home, be sure to make beds, wash dishes and pock up any trash. This is one more way to avoid distracting a buyer from the appeal of the home.
Ensure your home smells fresh and clean as well. Buyers will remember the smell of your house, and according to the same report from NAR, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms of the house to focus on if you want to attract more buyers.
Set The Right Price
Even in the midst of a sellers’ market, it’s important to set your home at the right price. The best way to do this is to work with your trusted real estate professional to determine what the best option is. Having an expert on your side in this process is truly essential.
At the end of the day, today’s market sets the stage to sell your home for the best possible price. Let’s connect to determine the best ways to maximize the sale of your house this year.