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7 Ways To Get Top Dollar For Your Home

March 24, 2023
If you're considering selling your home, don't miss out on maximizing your profit. By implementing these expert tips and tricks, you can ensure that your property impresses any potential buyer and fetches the highest possible price. Here are seven easy steps for you to follow when selling your home to ensure you’re not leaving any money on the table:
  1. Improving curb appeal.
  2. Decluttering.
  3. Watching your smells.
  4. Not being home for showings.
  5. Repairing and cleaning your home.
  6. Creating an oasis.
  7. Defining spaces.

1. Improve Curb Appeal

First impressions matter, especially when it comes to showing your home to potential buyers. That's why it's crucial to boost your curb appeal before they even step inside. Put yourself in their shoes and take a critical look at your property as if you're seeing it for the first time.

Are there toys and clutter scattered around the yard? Is the lawn looking patchy and unkempt? A few simple steps, like adding mulch, tidying up the walkway and adding some finishing touches, can make a world of difference in impressing your potential buyers and setting the stage for a successful showing.

Stone Sisters Realty Tip: You can elevate your home's curb appeal in no time by purchasing a seasonal flower arrangement and placing it on your front porch, stoop or yard.

2. Declutter

Looking to create more space and impress potential buyers? Start by decluttering! Take a methodical approach and go through each room in your home, removing at least half of your current belongings. While it may seem like a drastic measure, unless you have very little to begin with, chances are you have too much.

By reducing the amount of "stuff" in your home, you'll create an illusion of more space and impress potential buyers, ultimately boosting your final price when selling your home. Decluttering is just as important, if not more so, when it comes to selling luxury homes, as buyers of luxury properties have much higher standards than your average home buyer.

3. Watch Your Smells

It's surprising how much the scent of your home can influence a potential buyer's connection with your property. To make a positive impact, get creative and infuse your home with a comforting, natural fragrance.

One clever way to achieve this in the past was by baking a batch of fresh cookies before a showing. The irresistible aroma was thought to not only make your home feel warm and inviting but also impress your visitors, making them more likely to feel a connection with your home. Today, new studies are finding a variety of smells that buyers prefer over cookies, including freshly baked bread, fresh linen, brewed coffee, new carpet and freshly cut grass!

Stone Sisters Realty Tip: Steer clear of artificial plug-in scents or aerosols to make your home smell pleasant, as the best of intentions can give the impression that you're trying to conceal something!

4. Don’t Be Home For Showings

Although it may be tempting to stick around during showings, it's best to avoid it. When a homeowner is present, potential buyers may feel uncomfortable expressing their true opinions, and this discomfort may discourage them from making an offer on the property.

5. Repair & Clean

When preparing your home for sale, it's crucial to look at it through the eyes of a potential buyer and identify any necessary repairs or cleaning. Don't overlook details like the ceiling fan and fresh air returns, as they can accumulate dust and grime that detracts from your home's overall appeal.

6. Create An Oasis

Regardless of your home's style or size, there's always an opportunity to celebrate the outdoors in a distinctive way. Identify a special spot on your property where you can craft an outdoor oasis - a space that immediately captures a potential buyer's attention and inspires them to envision themselves making it their own.

7. Define Spaces

It's important to ensure that each room in your home is clearly defined during showings, even if you've become adept at multitasking in a "room of many traits." Take the time to give each space a specific purpose to help potential buyers envision themselves living comfortably and efficiently in your home.

Stone Sisters Realty Tip: Transform your old office into an inspiring workout space that potential buyers can envision as their own by cleaning up the room and adding a yoga mat and weights. Showcasing the potential for a dedicated fitness area may motivate buyers who prioritize exercise to see your home as the perfect fit for their lifestyle.

Ready to take the next step in selling your home? Contact our experienced team today for personalized guidance and expert advice. We'll work with you to develop a customized strategy to help you achieve your goals and get the best possible outcome for your sale. Don't wait, get in touch with us now to learn more!

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