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7 Tips for Saving Money When Selling Your Home

Selling your home can be both a tricky and expensive process. You want to make sure you market your home the most efficient way possible!

When selling your home, be sure that you don’t get tricked by buyers trying to take advantage of the buyer’s market!

Here are 7 tips for selling your home that will keep more money in your pocket:

1.   Check your Online Marketing

A high percentage of buyers start their home search online, and you can bet that they won’t even get into their car to see your home unless the online listing appeals to them. In order to make your listing attractive, having compelling pictures of your home is a must. You always want to post as many pictures as you can, highlighting your home’s strong points but not its weak points. You should have at least 6 pictures or more of your home on your online listing.

2.   Pick the Right Agent

It is extremely important to hire a real estate agent that will help you get as much money out of your home as possible. Having an agent help you through the process will save both time and money! Many sellers make the wrong decision in hiring a cheap agent to save money, but in the long run, you are more likely to lose money if you hire an real estate agent that doesn’t know how to market your home as effectively as possible.

3. Price Your Home Right

If your home sits on the market for a long period of time, it will seem worth a lot less in a buyer’s eyes. If you try testing the market, you could end up losing a lot of money. You should price your home in line with comparable sales that will get buyers interested enough to see it.

4. Preparing Your Home for Sale Properly

It could cost a pretty penny to get your home ready for the market, but the return on it should heavily outweigh the initial expense. It is possible to sell your home on a budget, but it will be difficult to get the value that your home likely deserves if you don’t have it looking its best. You should ask your agent which aspects of your home need work. You should also make sure that the restrooms in your home are clean and spotless. A bright, clean, and appealing bathroom always looks good to a buyer.

5. Make a Good First Impression

Purchasing a home is an extremely personal experience, and you want to make sure the buyers are able to envision themselves creating their own home in your house. You want to make sure you leave enough space and your home uncluttered for them to have that opportunity. Buyers also like to feel around their potential new home and won’t be shy to open closets and cabinets, so be sure to have removed any excess personal items that might seem unappealing to the buyer.

6. Enhance the Curb Appeal

In addition to making sure the inside of your home is up to date, the outside of your home matters just as much, if not more. The first things buyers will see when visiting your home is the outside, which will usually be the initial determining factor of whether or not they think your home could be their potential new home. You want to make sure the outside of your home, including the lawn, plant life, mailbox, and door decorations, are welcoming enough to make the buyer want to come inside and enjoy your home.

7.   Update Unused Rooms

A lot of homes have rooms that have no obvious role. Selling your home is the time to give them one. Make sure any odd rooms or alcoves are staged as offices or guest rooms. This will ensure that the buyer knows you keep your home in good shape and have lots of space for anything that they desire!

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