How to Differentiate Your Home for a Faster Sale
No matter how fast the real estate market is moving, there’s nothing more daunting than having a neighbor list their home for sale alongside yours. In the spirit of neighborly competition, I'm sharing ways you can highlight your home to garner the attention it deserves from potential homebuyers:
SHOUT FROM THE ROOFTOPS:
While I handle the heavy lifting when it comes to selling your home, there’s no reason you can’t share your home with those you know. Spread the word with family, friends, colleagues, those at your church, or at your children’s sports leagues. Word of mouth can go a long way. Ask my team for extra flyers and consider sharing your home’s photos or virtual tour link on social media. The reach of social media can make all the difference in your home’s sale.
Bake cookies before a showing, play soft music in the background, highlight your home's favorite features, or leave a thank you note for potential buyers coming through. Thoughtful touches go further than you could ever imagine.
ENSURE TOP-NOTCH CURB APPEAL:
Knock a potential buyer’s socks off as soon as they pull up to the curb. Make sure the landscaping is manicured. Add pops of color to your front yard by placing perennials in vivid flowerpots along your walkway or on your front porch. Check for missing roof shingles and have repairs completed. Give your exterior paint a once-over and patch any areas of concern. There’s truly nothing like a first impression.
This can often be seen as an afterthought. But truly, professional photos have become increasingly more important to the sale of your home. The Internet is the first location buyers will look for properties. a little extra money and make sure your home stands out when buyers take a look at the photos online. Professional photos are a little more expensive, but definitely worth the extra money.
Consider making some minor touches to the interior of your home. Clean the cabinets and make sure there are no chips in the paint. Look at the hardware – hinges, handles, faucets, etc. Are they in-style right now? If not, consider replacing the hardware throughout your home. Buyers like updated hardware and the in-style metal. Upgraded appliances are a major seller to buyers. If you have the money consider looking into this. Stainless Steel is always a safe option.
These are just a couple great starting points to differentiate your home. If you have any questions, I'm always here to help!
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