It’s a seller’s market, but there are a few things you can do to get your home sold for the maximum price.
Welcome to spring 2021, where inventory is low, and sellers are enjoying the benefits. Bidding wars and showings at every possible time slot are the names of the game, and sellers are cashing in. If you’re thinking of selling, this is the time to make any changes needed to get your home ready for the market, because the frenzy is still going, and there’s no telling how long it will last.
More buyers are entering the market to secure the record-low mortgage offerings, so activity is bustling, especially in the greater Seattle area where urban living opportunities are at incredible prices, and the suburbs are becoming increasingly popular. No matter where you might be looking around the sound, there are benefits for sure.
So, if you’re ready to list your home, there are a few steps to get it ready.
- Paint the walls, it makes the home look bigger.
White walls open the space to light, and give a luxury feel.
- Change out any outdated hardware.
Doorknobs, cabinet handles, etc. These are a small, inexpensive detail that can elevate the price.
- Call the handyman, and get everything in working order.
You bet those potential buyers will turn on the sink, make sure the refrigerator is cold, and ask about the state of the dishwasher. Make sure no small repairs are needed.
- De-personalize the space.
Potential buyers need to envision themselves in the space, and that’s harder to do with your family photos, wall calendars, or chore chart on full display. There’s nothing wrong with keeping a few things on display to make the space feel inviting, but keep it to a minimum.
- Make sure you’re in regular contact with your listing agent.
They are there to make sure no leaf is left unturned, and will help you make a plan to tackle all of these things without making you overwhelmed. Most helpful, they might have contacts for any repairs that need to be made, and can give you insight into what a potential buyer will be paying special attention to.
If you’re considering listing your home, I’m here to help. Send me a note today, and I’ll be happy to help you plan a way to strategically introduce your property to market.