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Selling Your Home? 4 Tips to Get the Best Prices

By Al Twitty | April 13, 2017

Selling a home is a big undertaking. You need to find the best real estate agent, make the necessary repairs and stage your home; the process involves lots of hard work. It might even be difficult to tell which part of selling a home is more important than the other.

You need to make changes that will increase the house’s value but you don’t want to spend a ton of cash doing it. However, you can make some quick changes so that you do not delay the selling process.

No matter how busy you are working on the interior, do not neglect the exterior of your home, since it is also important. Here are some more tips on how you can improve your chances of selling at the best prices.

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Make Sure Your Home Looks Its Best
While this may sound obvious, many homeowners tend to overlook this. When selling your property, you need to show off all its aspects, from the converted loft to the recently redesigned garden. Once buyers come to view the property, open all the doors and windows to give your home a spacious, airy feel; plus, consider how lighting highlights your property’s best attributes.

Give your home a thorough spring clean and ensure that it is in its best shape possible. This will also improve chances of impressing your would-be homebuyers who will be wowed the moment they drive in.

Brighten the Entry Way
Most potential home buyers picture themselves walking to the front door every day. So it is important to ensure that the entryway makes people feel welcome, warm and safe as they approach. To do this, you can add a new or new-looking, color-contrasting and inviting front door.

Buying a new door or repainting the old one in a bright color adds new life to your house without the extra costs of having to change the entire exterior. In fact, a new front door adds to your home’s value over 90 percent of the money you spend on the door, the investment is really worthwhile.

Potted plants can make any area more inviting – even steel buildings for aircraft storage. IF you are selling your home in winter, do not depend on the ice to increase curb appeal; take advantage of the current season to its full advantage. This gives you an opportunity to make your home’s entryway even more appealing with inexpensive changes that can make a world of difference to the feel of the home.

Concentrate on the Main Areas
Ensure that you get the lounge, living space and main bedroom right – especially if you are working with a tight budget. When these spaces look appealing, people are more willing to forgive other areas that do not really match what they want. The main areas in your home are your strongest sell points, so dress them immaculately with new linen in the bedroom and new cushions in the lounge area to draw people’s emotional attachment.

Hire a Professional Photographer
If you have the budget, hire a professional photographer. Even better, ensure that he or she specializes in real estate photography. The photographer will have the necessary experience to stage your home to highlight its bestselling points.
A real estate photographer also has a good idea of what buyers will be looking for. You can then use the photos to showcase your home in social media and online homes-for-sale listings. This is particularly important if you are selling online, since a photo needs to capture the attention of your potential home-buyers.

Remember, you only have one chance to create a lasting first impression. Buyers judge a home before they enter the door. So implementing the tips above gives them positive feelings, meaning the best chances of fetching good prices on the market.

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