As with anything that’s being sold, your home will be scrutinized by potential buyers. It’s perfectly understandable, of course, since a home is a big pretty big investment and people want to get their money’s worth. You probably did it too, when you were still thinking about buying the property, right? All of this is to say that you need to prepare the house for visitation purposes. This is what’s known in the industry as “staging.”
A Real Estate Agent can help you with this matter. They can set up each room in the most appealing style to entice buyers to sign their name on the deed. Don’t be surprised if most of your furniture will be removed; a house stages better if there’s ample space to move around for a quick “tour.” Moreover, a house that’s being sold ideally should look like a showroom rather than an actual lived-in house. This way, potential buyers can easily imagine themselves living in
Take Good Photos
Nowadays, most people will start looking for homes for sale online. This means that a lot of the interest will be driven by content such as photos and videos. If you take bad pictures, you’ll most likely turn off buyers. No amount of “it looks so much better in person” captions will be able to fully convince people that your house is not as drab as the photos you’ve posted.
If you can, hire a photographer to take really great photos of your home. Nothing beats the creative eye of a professional and they can even add their own artistic touches to your home to showcase it better. However, if a photographer’s fee is out of the budget, you can easily take great photos using your own camera or even your smartphone. Study how professional photos look and try to replicate the shots. Natural light is your best friend, as is a wide-angle lens so you can present better perspectives.
Better yet, hire a Real Estate professional who will take care of the photos for you by having a professional photograph your home.
Be Open to Negotiation
It’s rare to find a buyer who will automatically agree with your asking price. Again, a home is a big investment. If people can find ways to save even just a couple thousand dollars, they would definitely take it. Thus, you need to be patient when the price negotiations inevitably happen. Besides, a lot of home-buying agreements include inspections. This is to protect the buyers and reassure them they aren’t being short-changed.
The good thing is that if you hire a real estate agent, they can handle all the negotiations for you. They can advise you as to how much you can adjust the price, as well as on other matters such as repairs, insurance, and other inclusions or exclusions.