If you are in the process of selling your home or even thinking about potentially selling your home, there are a few things that you need to consider to easily sell it. A home does not just magically sell itself – it takes a lot of work, even in a market like we are in (and it is rapidly dropping as we speak, so things are changing by the minute). When you have a child, this can be even more time-consuming, so I recommend doing this over time (if possible). Here are a few tips to easily sell your home:
Move Out First
I 100% recommend moving out before you try to sell. This way, you can look at the home with its bare bones exposed, to see what you should (and can) improve. When potential buyers visit your home, they will love seeing it without furniture, artwork, and other photos displayed. This will help them to imagine the home with their things (and people) in it instead of your stuff. If you cannot swing purchasing a new home before selling your old one, consider storing your things and temporarily moving in with family until the house sells. Page Relocation, based out of Atlanta, GA provides storage solutions for individual and business needs. These Atlanta office movers and residential movers are top-notch. You can find reviews about them, such as this one (they have a 4.8-star rating on Google and a 5-star rating on Facebook):
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Utilize Social Media
Social media seems to play a huge role in pretty much everything these days. If you are looking to promote anything at all, social media is critical. Social media not only allows you to reach your inner circle of friends and family, but it also allows you to reach people outside of your inner circle when your friends and family share your posts. Utilizing websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can allow you to share the best pictures of your home with the world, and maybe reach that one person who it will be the perfect new home for. Post your home on Facebook groups (local – mom groups are always a good bet!) for extra attention.
Improve Your Landscaping
When buying a home, first impressions are key! If you have ever bought a home, think about how you reacted when you saw the houses you looked at for the first time. You most likely made some sort of a judgment based on the outside of the home, including the house itself, but also the yard and area around the home. Improving your landscaping should be on your to-do list to prepare your house to be sold. This can include tasks like planting flowers, adding fresh pine straw or wood chips to some areas, keeping your lawn freshly cut, and pulling weeds to make sure your yard looks nice and clean. This can make a surprisingly big impact on potential buyers’ overall impression of the house!
Fix Any Unsightly Problems
No one wants to buy a house that will fall apart as soon as they move in! One of the first things I always look for in a house is updates and fixes to potential problems (e.g., plumbing, air conditioning units, roof, flooring, etc.). Fixing any problems that are likely to occur will ensure potential buyers that they will be moving into a hassle-free home, and seeing the updates and renovations that have been done can give buyers comfort and encourage them to take the next step to buy your home.
Last but not least, just be patient. Sometimes it takes time to sell a home and that is okay if you want to do it right. My parents rushed into buying and sell their home and they ended up losing a lot of money. Do not be these people! Instead of being in a rush, do your research on when to sell, improve your home, move your items out, and be patient. Your home WILL eventually sell after all that you’ve done. I promise!