August 28, 2018 | Gunner Mitchell
Are you wanting to sell your home for the most amount of money and in the quickest amount of time? If so, there are some things you will want to do before putting your home up for sale. Let's go over 5 tips that will earn you the biggest reward. 

  1. Hire a REALTORIt is no myth that if you try to sell your home yourself the National Association of Realtors says that you will on average lose out on $60,000 vs. if you were to hire a REALTOR. If you want some more info on this check out our recent post, 3 Reasons to Use a REALTOR When Selling Your Home. Do make sure to hire a REALTOR that is local and active in the community. 
  2. Price it RightMany sellers wish to overprice their property and then lower it if need be but this is only wasting both time and money. By the time you get around to lowering the price enough to where the market is, your home has sat and the days on market has climbed. This puts a red flag out for potential buyers and makes them wonder why it hasn't sold scaring them away from ever wanting to pay full price. So list it right at Market Value or even 10% lower to create a bidding war that will drive the price over what you were asking. 
  3. Light it UpHaving lots of natural light in your home is a huge benefit. Not many people want to walk into a dark dungeon while lots of people are wanting something bright and inviting. Do your best to allow as much light in as possible for potential buyers by taking down the drapes, cleaning the windows, replacing old/burnt-out bulbs with new brighter ones, and make sure to cut the bushes in front of the windows. 
  4. Fix it UpWe are not saying to go do a complete remodel of the home but rather do some easy fixes to ensure buyers feel safe paying your price. Putting some new paint with a neutral color will both bring some life to old walls and give buyers a nice template to work from. Any old blinds that are stained or broken need to be cleaned and repaired or replaced altogether. Tightening loose cabinets and ensuring all the sliding closet doors are on their track is easy and should be done. Finally, all leaking faucets/pipes must be fixed if you expect a buyer to pay full price.  
  5. Depersonalize You want buyers to walk into your home and them to envision themselves living there. Nothing stops this more than having all of your family photos up and your personal stuff everywhere. You want to create a blank canvas that which anyone can paint themselves into it.  So remove all of your pictures and only leave the essentials. You are going to have to move them anyways .. 

There are 5 great tips that will help you sell your home for the most amount of money in the shortest amount of time. Another thing to be aware of is you will want to listen to your local REALTOR and what they recommend needs to be done on top of these. They will have the most knowledge about what buyers in your area are wanting and actively searching for. 

If you are thinking of selling and want some more tips on how to get top dollar please give us a call and we will be happy to help. Even if you are trying to sell your home somewhere other than Lake Havasu we have connections across the nation to great REALTORS and we will ensure they are local experts wherever you are.  Hope you enjoyed and happy selling! 

Mary : 928-486-3570
Gunner : 928-208-9547



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