To prepare your home to sell quickly and for top dollar in the competitive spring market, follow these three steps.
How can you prepare your home to sell quickly and for top dollar this spring?
The first step is to find out how much it’s really worth in today’s market. It’s tempting to just go on Zillow and take the word of one of their Zestimates, but in the state of Idaho, people don’t have access to closed sales prices. Only actual Realtors and other people who have access to the MLS have access to those numbers. The best way to get an accurate value for your home is to call a real estate professional so they can pull the most recent comparables and make an accurate valuation.
The second step is to maximize your home’s curb appeal. Once your home is on the market, a lot of people will drive by it before they commit to a showing to see if they like the area first. Even though it’s winter right now, make sure all surrounding sidewalks are clear and any detritus left over from the fall is removed so the front of your property looks great.
“Following these three steps will guarantee a successful spring sale.”
The third step is to get the inside of your home ready, especially for photos. Online photos are the first glimpse most potential buyers will get of your home. To get it to show as well as it can, you need to declutter. Think of this process as packing your home away. Get rid of the non-essentials and start packing them in boxes and store them in the garage. People will see this as a serious sign that you’re ready to move. Additionally, it gives them a chance to envision themselves in the home.
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