The sweet spot for selling a home is the first 45 days on the market. So, what should you do if your home is already on the market and that pivotal point is approaching?
Selling a home is one of the largest transactions you will likely make in your lifetime. This type of transaction does not occur often for you so there are often simple mistakes or overlooked areas. 40% of a buyer's decision relies on curb appeal. Before the interior can shine, the exterior must catch their eye and convince them to view the home. Make sure your lawn is well-kept, free of toys and other belongings. Check the walkway and/or driveway for any maintenance issues. Add color by having flowers and plants both in the yard and around the house.
Next, 20% of the buyer's decision happens the moment the door is open. Inviting, welcoming, natural flow throughout the home are all key. Purpose to have all personal belongings put away, to have a fresh, clean smell and to have pets removed during viewing. At Design & Order, this is where we excel. Home Staging plays an important part of that first impression.
Trust our experience and knowledge to give potential buyers the best of your house; allowing them to envision their future home. When in doubt, contact us. We are here to help you!
Lastly, talk with your agent. Compare other properties in your area, with similar characteristics, with your asking price. Price adjustment is tricky. If the price is too low, buyers will wonder what is wrong with the property. But if the price is too high, it will get overlooked. Take the necessary steps to ensure your house gets sold!