It’s spring which means the real estate market is heating up. If you’re looking to sell your house, we have three helpful hints to sell your home quicker (and make more money on your sale!) before you list.
- Hire an experienced real estate professional. According to Money.com, 90% of sellers use a licensed realtor to help them sell their homes. Popular on-line real estate website Trulia.com says in choosing a realtor, make sure you know what matters. “A track record of sales that proves they know how to sell your house fast. Are they familiar with the benefits (and negatives) of your neighborhood?” Money.com author Turner Cowles adds, “A good agent will also market your home aggressively,” making for a quicker sale, saving you valuable time and money.
- Clean and declutter! Maryland Realtor Melissa Raffa suggests freshening up paint and a deep cleaning. A coat of fresh paint can brighten up a room in an instant. If you’ve lived in your home for three years or longer, you’ve probably accumulated a lot of stuff that simply needs to go. Rent a dumpster, or hire a dump truck service to help get rid of all that junk. And here’s a pro tip: when getting rid of mattresses, you can save yourself money by cutting them up yourselves. Many times you will be charged extra for disposing of a mattress if they’re not cut up!
- Price your home appropriately. Raffa says knowing at what price your house can sell, means a quicker sale for the most possible amount of money.
Follow these helpful tips, and you’ll be “Under Contract” in no time!