- MEET WITH A REALTOR.
This is an obvious first step, but it’s pretty crucial. Meeting with a realtor will allow you to create a realistic timeline for you to put your house on the market. Don’t know where to find one? Great news! We have a ton of great realtors right here at Corner House Reality(find our contact info at the bottom). An exceptional realtor will help you price your house right to ensure it will sell quickly, and you’ll get the most bang for your buck! An experienced realtor will also be able to provide suggestions on what updates you could make to get even more money for your home, and will have the most impact!
- CLEAN UP
There’s nothing worse than taking pictures of a messy home. Period. Messy homes don’t look good in photos. When you decide you’re serious about selling your house, start getting rid of anything that doesn’t “Spark Joy,” as Marie Kondo would say. Clutter-less homes appear bigger, nicer, and more desirable to home buyers.
- FIND A HOME STAGER
If you’re having any doubts about if this is worth it… TRUST US, IT IS! Did you know 95% of staged homes sell in 11 days or less, and for 17% more money? And if you don’t know where to start, don’t worry, we have an in house Home Stager to make it a smooth and seamless process!
- MAKE ESSENTIAL HOME IMPROVEMENTS
We don’t mean huge remodels, but small improvements can make a more significant difference than you think. Things like updated flooring, repainting, replacing windows, and lights can create different energy for your house! This is also why it’s so essential to start with Step 1 because your real estate agent can suggest these changes early on so that by the time your home is ready to be put on the market, it’s it the best shape possible!
- EXTERIOR UPDATES
You know that saying, don’t judge a book by its cover? Well, unfortunately, people do that with houses. Most buyers decide to explore further a home based on its outward appearance. Not ideal, but essential to know! So cut your grass, clean your yard, plant some flowers, tidy up your entrance!
- HAVE A PROFESSIONAL TAKE PHOTOS
First impressions are everything. Especially in today’s market, where it gets pretty competitive, it is SO important to have a professional take high-quality photos of your home. 89% of buyers said the online listing is the most important part.
- PREPARE FOR SHOWINGS
Get the house stage-ready. That means deep clean, wash sinks, walls, toilets, buy a pleasant smelling candle, etc. No one wants to buy a house that looks and feels old or blah. Give your home the best chance at selling!
Have any more questions? We can help! If you’re interested in either buying or selling a home in the near future, we would love to chat with you. Call our office at 443.499.3839 or email us directly at email@example.com.