1. Price it right and accurately, a decent price will bring them in and once they fall in love with you property, buyer psychology may make them want to pay more, bringing you a nicer bottom line.
2. Listen to your agent
While a so-so agent will tell you what you want to hear, a great agent will broach the tough subjects, including those that might bruise your ego. If your agent tells you to edit your closets so they look more spacious or to take all the family photos down, trust that they know what they're talking about.
3. Stage, stage, and stage some more
While professional home stagers possess a keen eye, they're not doing anything most of us can't do ourselves.
Get a storage unit and put your personal things in it to get them out of the house… Declutter each room and closet and think of it as though you’re creating a model home for photos…. Anything you would not imagine would be in a magazine photo is what needs to be removed.
4. Create curb appeal
The trick is to create so much curb appeal that buyers want to stop.
Make sure the lawn is mowed, hedges are trimmed, fresh mulch and fresh colorful flowers are in plain sight. The cost of soil, fertilizer, and flowers is an investment in selling the house.
5. Make it move-in ready
What's selling fast (even in this tight market) are move-in ready houses. This means no renovations needed, and it’s in tip top shape.
Few people have the time, energy, or extra cash after buying a home, to go in and make specific adjustments or renovations.
Bring in professional cleaners for windows, carpets, deep cleaning, complete all visible repairs.
6. Hide all signs of Fido, Spot and Mittens
Our dogs and cats pets are members of the family, but there are two good reasons to hide the fact they live with us.