5 Helpful Tips for Selling Your Home

Selling your home can be a daunting task, here are five tips that you can use to make the process a bit easier.

  1. Repaint your interior: While some homes may need it more than others, repainting the interior of your home with lighter, contemporary colors can make a home feel more inviting and appealing to a potential buyer. This is especially true if the existing paint is chipping, or has been stained.
  2. Reduce clutter: It is important to make sure that a potential buyer can see themselves living in your home. To make this easier, remove personal property and anything that is not 100% essential to the layout of your home. Doing this also makes rooms look bigger and more spacious.
  3. Hire a Realtor: An experienced realtor can often sell your home faster and for a better price than a solo seller can. An agent can guide you through the home selling process and reduce some of that stress that comes along with selling your home. From providing market insight to suggesting a reasonable selling price, having an agent around creates a more streamlined and effective selling process.  
  4. Let it Shine: Good lighting is essential when staging your home for buyers. Whenever a potential buyer is inside your home, make sure that blinds and curtains are open and lights are turned on. Consider buying brighter light bulbs, or introducing another light fixture for darker rooms. A well-lit home is more inviting, thus increasing your chances of selling.
  5. Don’t invite the dog: While you may find it hard to believe, not everyone is an animal lover. If possible, try to make sure your pets are not at home when showing your house to a potential buyer, as this could turn some people away. It is also important to eliminate pet odors. You might not be able to smell them, so make sure to get an opinion from a friend, or your realtor.