Finally, the last of the snow is melting away, the trees are green, flowers are blooming—and home-buyers are out and about! With more and more buyers preparing for spring and summer by starting their home search, there’s no better time to list your home than right now! It’s spring—and it’s a great time to sell!
It’s not just Plymouth, Canton, Novi, and Northville; homebuyers across the country are on the hunt for their dream home. With the end of winter comes a release of a lot of pent-up demand from buyers who weren’t ready to brave the cold to go searching, and many buyers are looking to act before home prices rise or interest rates increase. This means that the real estate market is definitely in favor of sellers—meaning there are not enough homes for the number of buyers currently looking. However, the increased number of buyers doesn’t necessarily indicate that every overpriced home on the market will sell. There are three things that sell a house—location, condition, and price.
Tips for Selling Your Home
While the location of your home might be out of your control, the condition of your home and the price at which you list it are definitely within your jurisdiction. Improving the condition of your home can greatly increase the price you receive for it, so make sure you home is—and appears—in tip-top form. Here are a few tips to wow your buyers.
1. Work on Your Curb Appeal
Buyers decide within the first 60 seconds of seeing a home—before they even step through the door—if they will even consider it. So make sure your home shines! This means trimming the trees and bushes around your house so it’s visible from the street, power-washing the siding, cleaning or painting the front door, washing the windows, and maybe adding some bright flowers to your yard or doorstep.
2. Eliminate Clutter & Depersonalize
Clean out the closets, break out the paint, remove the family photos, and deep clean everything! It will be time-consuming, but it will also be worth it. Removing clutter makes closets, and even rooms, look much bigger. Painting, cleaning, and freshening will make your home appear well-maintained and better overall. And removing any personal decor will allow your buyers to envision their family photos and personal belongings in the house.
3. Fix Major Problems Before the Inspection
Don’t cost yourself thousands of dollars in home value by leaving persistent maintenance issues by the wayside. If you know if needs to be fixed, fix it. Maintenance typically costs less to fix before the inspection and can turn-off home buyers as well as decrease the value of your home.
Don’t just list your home based on what you think it should be worth. Do your research by requesting a neighborhood sold report of recently sold homes in your neighborhood so you can compare the selling prices of similar properties. Better yet, work with a Realtor who can provide you with an accurate home value at which to list your home.
5. Ensure a Stellar Online Presence
More homebuyers are shopping online than ever before, which means that your home has to really stand out from the millions of other homes buyers can view. The best way to do this is to work with an agent who uses professional photography to take flattering photos and can advertise your property across multiple sites and multiple social media platforms.
Take the Stress Out of Selling
To make your home-selling process as stress-free and seamless as possible, work with a top Realtor with extensive knowledge of the communities in Novi, Northville, Canton, and Plymouth. When you list with The Knight Team, you can rest assured that the entire transaction will be managed to your complete satisfaction—from finding the right price to marketing extensively to negotiating the closing price. Contact us today and let’s get started.