KEEP CLOSETS MOSTLY EMPTY
Every home buyer is looking for storage, and you’ve likely outgrown yours. Appeal to potential buyers by decluttering your closets, or even putting some of your storage into an off-site storage unit while your home is on the market. Make sure that what you do leave behind is neat and organized.
WEB APPEAL IS THE NEW CURB APPEAL
By the time a buyer shows up to look at your home, they will have likely toured it, along with competing Connecticut homes for sale, via online photos. What does this mean? First, that your home needs to look its absolute best when the listing photos are taken. Second, it’s important to include all the home’s best features in the online listing photos. Whether it be a hot tub, a large backyard or a great basement bar area, your buyers should know what to expect when they arrive for a showing or open house.
THE FIRST TWO WEEKS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT FOR SELLERS
If you’re thinking you’ll price your property high and bring down your price gradually if needed, think again. Homes receive four times the traffic in the first two weeks after listing, so a property lagging on the market can be a red flag to today’s buyers. Think about the eager buyers who will see your home in “Just listed” ads across the web and in email alerts, and offer them a fair price right away. The feeling of getting early showings or an offer will far outweigh the feeling of an offer that comes after you’ve lowered your price a month later.
BE READY TO SHOW 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. As a result, you must be vigilant to 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.
BE READY TO SWEETEN THE DEAL
We’re still in a moderate buyer’s market here in Connecticut, so most buyers have a slight advantage – and an even bigger advantage in the mid to high price ranges. 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, buying a home warranty for the buyer, or even just getting a pre-sale home inspection so buyers are confident in your home’s ability to sell as-is. The takeaway? Be realistic about how your home will be received by buyers when searching homes for sale, and you could end up selling sooner.
ARE YOU CURRENTLY THINKING ABOUT SELLING YOUR HOME?
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Tanya Nagyhetenyi specializes in Norwalk, CT Real Estate and additionally services real estate sales in the following Fairfield County, Connecticut towns: Darien, Fairfield, New Canaan, Stamford, Wilton, Westport, and Weston. She is licensed in the State of Connecticut.