Declutter your house. Pack away personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental pieces. Make buyers feel like they belong in the house. According to the 2019 Profile of Home Staging by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), “83% of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.”
Not only will your house spend less time on the market, but the same report mentioned that, “One-quarter of buyers’ agents said that staging a home increased the dollar value offered between 1 – 5%, compared to other similar homes on the market that were not staged.”
Since you took the time to declutter, keep it organized. Before buyers arrive, pick up toys, make the bed, and put away clean dishes. According to the same report, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms to stage in order to attract more buyers. Put out a scented candle or some cookies fresh from the oven. Buyers will remember the smell of your house.
When the competition in your neighborhood heats up, you’ll want to make sure your house is noticed. A key to selling quickly is ensuring your house is Priced to Sell Immediately (PTSI). This means you’ll be driving more traffic to your property and ultimately creating more interest in your listing.
One of the top four elements when selling your house is access. If your house is available to tour anytime, that creates more opportunities to find a buyer right away. Some buyers, especially those relocating, don’t have much time available. If they cannot get into the house, they will move on to the next one.
If you want to sell your house in the least amount of time, at the best price, and with as little hassle as possible, let’s make sure it checks the box on each of these key elements.