5 Tips For Improving Your Home’s Sell-Ability For Spring
The spring selling season began early this year, as winter storms bombarded the Northeast and possible buyers started dreaming of a new (warmer!) place to call home. Traffic to major real estate websites like Zillow and Trulia increased exponentially this past January and February over the same time last year, and the same goes for Danielisland.com. If you are thinking about selling your Daniel Island home, our team of real estate experts believe now is the time to do so!
We have put together some tips to help you maximize your home’s buyer appeal. Carefully preparing your home to sell is one way to make it stand out in a competitive real estate market. Research shows that only 10% of people can actually visualize the potential of a home so it’s always a good idea to do everything you can to improve your home’s chances of selling quickly and for the best price!
1. Maximize Curb Appeal
According to HGTV, the #1 most important secret to selling your home all lies on the first impression. And that starts with a clean, welcoming exterior! Spruce up the landscaping with fresh flowers or shrubs, or pressure wash the home and driveway. Remember, no matter how great the interior of your home looks, buyers have already judged it before they’ve even walked through the door.
2. Take Care of Repairs
Make the necessary repairs – fix any glaring problems – but for the purpose of keeping the price more attractive, don’t undergo a full renovation. In the end, price is still a main factor.
3. Staging Goes A Long Way
Buy new accessories if needed, such as attractive towels for the bathroom. Clean the windows. And don’t underestimate the power of lighting! Keep blinds open and turn on the lights when you know your home is going to be shown to a potential buyer.
4. De-Cluttering and De-Personalizing Your Space
You want your home to stand out and be as appealing as possible. This means de-personalizing and de-cluttering as much as you can. You want buyers to walk through and imagine themselves living there. You don’t want them thinking they are walking through someone else’s home.
5. Choose The Right Agent!
The decision to sell your home is an important one, but selecting the right agent to help you do so is even bigger! Zillow, the largest online real estate database, stresses, “It’s really important that you go with someone who really cares about the transaction, knows how to attract qualified buyers, and is a skilled negotiator.”
If you would like more advice on selling your home or you are ready to put your property on the market, please call Daniel Island Real Estate at 843.971.7100 or visit us online at Danielisland.com.
As the island’s leading real estate team since 1996, our sales associates are the most knowledgeable and experienced on Daniel Island.