What Sells Homes?

Sellers ask me all the time what they can do to get their house noticed and sell faster.  Now I am sharing 5 of my most popular tips that I have for clients when I list their homes.  If you are preparing to list your home, call or email me today so I can save you time and money on what you can do to help sell your home faster and get you the most money from your sale.

1.) Standing and Waiting- When a buyer comes to your home to look at it for the first time, their Real Estate Agent will most likely take a few minutes to get the lockbox open and get the door open.  Meanwhile, buyers are standing by the front door looking around at the exterior of the home.  Make sure you have a fresh coat of paint or stain on your front door and that your front porch area is clean and neat.  The front door is the first impression someone will have of your home.

2.) Kitchens sell homes- A nice, modern kitchen that has very little clutter shows so much better than an outdated kitchen that has countertops that are loaded down with appliances, nicknacks, etc.  The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the house and typically is the showpiece of your home.  If there are items in your kitchen that are out and not being used each day, put them away. They detract from the overall appearance of your kitchen and can actually make your kitchen look smaller.  Check out this article from RealtyTimes- Kitchens Sell a House

3.) Staging- If your home is vacant and is on the market, consider Staging.  Staged homes actually sell for a higher sales price so in most cases, sellers recoup most of not all of their staging dollars when they sell their home.  Also, Staged homes sell faster on average than homes that are  not.

4.) Neutralize- If you have a lot of personal items in your home, take them out once your house is listed.  Buyers want to envision their things in your space.  If you have too many family photos and personal items displayed, it makes it more difficult for a buyer to see themselves living in your home.  Also, if you pack them away now, you are getting a head start on packing for the big move.

5.) Hire a housecleaner- Even if you are the neatest and cleanest person out there, a housecleaner will make sure your house is spotless.  When you are selling your home, you want your house to show better than any other home listed.  Also, clean homes sell for a higher price.

For more tips on listing your home in Phoenix, or for a free no obligation Market Analysis, call or email me today.  Tips provided by E.J. McKinney, REALTOR® Keller Williams Realty- Sonoran Living, Phoenix, AZ.  EJ.McKinney@ymail.com

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