Houston Home – 3 Best-Kept Secrets for Selling Your House FAST

By Kim Buish

HOUSTON – 2016 is already in full swing and with January out of the way many people are thinking about selling their Houston Home.

In this post we will share with you my 3 best kept secrets for selling your Houston Home so you can sell your home quickly, efficiently, and for the most money.

Tip #1 – Price Your Home Right!

This is by far the most important tip for you to sell your Houston Home because if you overprice your home it’s possible for your house to sit on the market for longer than you expected and you may even be forced to sell your for less than what it’s worth.

Tip - Find out what your home is worth, then shave 15 to 20 percent off the price. You’ll be stampeded by buyers with multiple bids — even in the worst markets — and they’ll bid up the price over what it’s worth. It takes real courage and most sellers just don’t want to risk it, but it’s the single best strategy to sell a home in today’s market.

Source – hgtv.com

Tip #2 – Keep Your Closets Half Empty

Although most home stagers will tell you to remove all large and bulk items from your home you shouldn’t remove everything from the closets in your home because most buyers will “snoop” or want to see in the closets of your home so leaving some items in each closet will give buyers a good idea about what the storage space in your home can offer them.

Tip #3 – Use Plenty of Light While Your Home

It doesn’t matter if your home is 100 years old or not you should make sure that when it comes time to list it for sale you should have a well-lit home because homes that are dark inside are hard to see and actually turn offer home buyers.
To light up the inside of your home for buyers you should consider doing the following:

•    Remove curtains and window treatments.
•    Increase the wattage of light bulbs.
•    Cut back bushes and trees from the home.
•    Change lampshades.

Bonus Selling Secrets

Play the agent field

a secret sale killer is hiring the wrong broker. Make sure you have a broker who is totally informed. They must constantly monitor the multiple listing service (MLS), know what properties are going on the market and know the comps in your neighborhood. Find a broker who embraces technology – a tech-savvy one has many tools to get your house sold.

Conceal the critters

you might think a cuddly dog would warm the hearts of potential buyers, but you’d be wrong. Not everybody is a dog- or cat-lover. Buyers don’t want to walk in your home and see a bowl full of dog food, smell the kitty litter box or have tufts of pet hair stuck to their clothes. It will give buyers the impression that your house is not clean. If you’re planning an open house, send the critters to a pet hotel for the day.

Don’t over-upgrade

Quick fixes before selling always pay off. Mammoth makeovers, not so much. You probably won’t get your money back if you do a huge improvement project before you put your house on the market. Instead, do updates that will pay off and get you top dollar. Get a new fresh coat of paint on the walls. Clean the curtains or go buy some inexpensive new ones. Replace door handles, cabinet hardware, make sure closet doors are on track, fix leaky faucets and clean the grout.

Take the home out of your house

One of the most important things to do when selling your house is to de-personalize it. The more personal stuff in your house, the less potential buyers can imagine themselves living there. Get rid of a third of your stuff – put it in storage. This includes family photos, memorabilia collections and personal keepsakes. Consider hiring a home stager to maximize the full potential of your home. Staging simply means arranging your furniture to best showcase the floor plan and maximize the use of space.

The kitchen comes first

You’re not actually selling your house, you’re selling your kitchen – that’s how important it is. The benefits of remodeling your kitchen are endless, and the best part of it is that you’ll probably get 85% of your money back. It may be a few thousand dollars to replace countertops where a buyer may knock $10,000 off the asking price if your kitchen looks dated. The fastest, most inexpensive kitchen updates include painting and new cabinet hardware. Use a neutral-color paint so you can present buyers with a blank canvas where they can start envisioning their own style. If you have a little money to spend, buy one fancy stainless steel appliance. Why one? Because when people see one high-end appliance they think all the rest are expensive too and it updates the kitchen.

Source – hgtv.com

Sell Your Houston Home

To get started with selling your Houston Home contact me, Kim Buish, Realtor® with Red Door Realty & Associates by calling me at (713) 819-1642 or emailing me here.

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