These great tips can help you get the results you want: to sell your home for the most money in the least amount of time.
We pride ourselves on our proven ability and success in Knoxville real estate. We help our clients prepare their homes to sell by offering market research and analysis, personalized selling strategies and marketing, as well as professional staging and photography. In our last blog we gave three tips to get ready to sell, this week we will talk about 4 more tips to prepare your home to hit the market:
# 4. Be ready for a showing at any time
Today’s buyers are excited and competitive. They may be willing to drop everything in order to see your home the minute it comes across their screen. Here’s how to stay ready:
• Clean your home after every meal and between laundry days. Don’t leave for work, or even a quick trip to the store, without making sure your home could be toured before you return.
• Add a lockbox to your front door, so buyers’ agents can come into the home even when your agent is not available for a showing.
#5. Don’t forget your neighbors
Your neighbors want good neighbors – and they may also know someone who wants to live in the neighborhood. By getting your neighbors involved in your sale, you may save time. Make sure you or your agent invites your neighbors to any open houses you hold, and use social media posts to mention that your home is being listed. Every time you mention your home sale to a neighbor, whether it be online or offline, remember to ask if they know anyone who may be interested. You’ll be amazed at how quickly the word spreads!
#6. Be ready to sweeten the deal
Across the country, most sellers are at an advantage in the market. But if your home isn’t quite modern enough, or isn’t as nice as the one down the road, you may have to sweeten the pot by paying closing costs, a buyer’s home warranty, or even just getting a pre-sale home inspection so buyers are confident in your home’s ability to sell as-is.
Don’t assume you’ll get multiple offers and your choice of well-qualified buyers. Be realistic about how your home will be received, and you could end up selling sooner.
And most importantly…
#7 Make sure you trust your agent!
Selecting the right agent is extremely important. You should hire an agent who has had great success in working with local sellers and you are trusting your agent to advocate for you in the market, and to negotiate on your behalf with potential buyers and their agent representatives. Tiffany Dorn has sold over 124 sales in the past 12 months in the Knoxville area, and continues to be a top performer in Tennessee. Not only that, Tiffany has over 130 5-Star reviews on Zillow and has been awarded as a Primer Agent.
Ready to sell? Contact us today to discuss how we go above and beyond to sell your home fast and for top dollar.