Since June of last year, we have seen a slight up-tick in the inventory of homes for sale in the Hudson Valley. Every spring and summer, the inventory increases because people want to sell their home. For those with children, they may want to be in their new home for the beginning of the school year.
If you are one of those sellers, you MUST do the following to get your home sold more quickly.
1. Make buyers feel at home
De-clutter your home! Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. buyers feel like they belong in this house! According to the Profile of Home Staging by the National Association of Realtors,
“83% of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.”
Not only will your house spend less time on the market, but the same report mentioned that,
“One-quarter of buyers’ agents said that staging a home increased the dollar value offered between 1 – 5%, compared to other similar homes on the market that were not staged.” According to the same report, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms to stage in order to attract more buyers.
2. Keep it organized
Since you took the time to de-clutter, keep it organized! Before showings, pick up toys, make the bed, and put away clean dishes. Some agents suggest putting out freshly baked cookies or lighting a pleasantly scented candle. This used to be seen as a clever way to make buyers remember your home, but buyers know of this tactic these days as well. Many go away, thinking the sellers are trying to cover up a chronic bad odor.
3. Give buyers full access
One of the top four elements when selling your home is access! If your home is available anytime, it opens up more opportunity to find a buyer right away. Some buyers, especially those relocating, don’t have much time available. If they cannot get into the house, they will move on to the next one.
4. Price it right
As we mentioned at the beginning, more inventory coming into the market guarantees there will be some competition. You want to make sure your home is noticed. The key to selling your house in 2019 is ensuring it is Priced to Sell Immediately (PTSI). That way, your home will be seen by the greatest amount of buyers and will sell at a great price before more competition comes to market! Often in the cases where a home comes to the market slightly UNDER priced, multiple offers come to the table, and it may spark a bidding war as well.
Global Property Systems says:
If you want to sell your house in the least amount of time at the best price with as little hassle as possible, a GPS local areal expert is your most useful tool, because we do real estate differently. Contact us today to get your house on the market and sold!