Are you thinking about selling your house but not sure where to start? Here are 7 steps you can take to increase your chances for a fast and easy sale – from Central Indiana’s finest real estate team, Indy Signature Group!
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1. Find a Great Real Estate Agent
This step is first because it’s the most important! While it is possible to sell by owner, it makes the process much more difficult, more stressful, longer, and statistics show you are likely to end up with even less money in your pocket! Choosing the best real estate agent for you is the first and most important part of selling your home. This agent is going to be your guide from start to finish. Ultimately, the agent is the mold for the success of your experience. The best agent for you is somebody who understands your specific goals and has the ability to achieve them.
2. Declutter the Home
Get rid of all the extra clutter. Move furniture that is not necessary to make a room appear larger and have a minimalist eye when it comes to décor. Put everything away in an organized place or better yet, use this as a time to goodwill all the items you’ve accumulated throughout the years. We all have those “but I may need it” items that we forget we even had. Throw them out! We will make it even easier on you, here is the closest goodwill drop-off to you!
3. Stage the Home
One of the easiest and most beneficial things you can do to sell your house fast and at a great price is staging the home. Staging the home puts focus on the benefits of the house and makes the undesirable features less apparent.
Visit our friends at HER Home Design to schedule a home staging consultation today!
4. Deep Clean
We’re talking deeper than spring cleaning here people! This is a major to do before listing your home. Clean clean clean! By showing a sparkling home, you are letting potential buyers know that the home has been well-maintained. Have your carpets and furniture cleaned before any showings or open houses. Scrub under the sinks and in cabinets, clean out the shower, dust EVERYTHING, and don’t forget about the garage and lawn!
The cleaner the house and property are, the more room the home appears to have. When all your belongings are put away nicely it makes a larger amount of open space. This shows potential buyers that their belongings will fit nicely in the home and helps them to imagine the rooms with their furnishing and touches.
5. Research Your Local Housing Market
Knowing the value of your home is a MUST. Pricing a property higher than market value means your listing is likely to sit on the market without much interest from potential buyers. Of course, you don’t want to list too low and leave money on the table. A good real estate agent can determine the sweet spot for pricing your home. When you work with Indy Signature Group, you’re working with a team of professionals who study the market daily and will expertly guide you through the process!
6. Get a Handyman
Making repairs and updates are incredibly beneficial investments for selling your home, yet some rooms yield a higher return than others. Studies show that sellers get back every penny they spend on updates to kitchen appliances. Your asking price depends on updates like these. Getting a new cooktop, refrigerator, or stove significantly increases the worth of your house.
If you are wondering what your home might sell for in today’s real estate call us at 317-912-4910 or use our Instant Home Value Calculator. It only takes 15 seconds.
If major updates like appliances aren’t in your budget; there are still many inexpensive updates that can increase your property’s value! Things like broken hinges, old door handles, faucets, window screens, chipped paint, loose floorboards (especially on a patio or steps) are easy to fix at a low cost. Do it before you bring in any potential buyers!
7. Paint the Walls
When painting walls it’s best to stick with neutral colors and repaint any bold walls with an off-white, beige, or tan. Most buyers cannot see past color choices that aren’t in their style wheel. This leads to a reduction in offers that could’ve easily been avoided. Color trends are 100% a need-to-know, so it’s important to follow the “up and coming” ideas.
Painting adjoining rooms the same color makes small rooms appear larger. This gives the open effect without actually having to tear down any walls or do major reconstructing. Using the same color drapery as the walls is another great trick to make the buyers eye combine the rooms and view them both as larger.
I need a real estate agent!
Great! Indy Signature Group specializes in selling homes in or around the Indianapolis area. We consistently sell homes for 98.7% of list price and would love to help! Contact us at 317-912-4910
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Ready to take the final step? Contact our award-winning team to list your house today!