1. Consider your agent’s opinion – Find an agent you trust and follow their advice as often as you can.
2. Walk in the shoes of a buyer – Start by shopping online for local houses similar to yours. Learn how they price and present their house. What stands out to you? What makes you turned off? Take note of how you react, and then make adjustments accordingly.
3. It’s about first impressions – Sometimes, the first impression is the only impression. In fact, most buyers decide if they’ll place an offer on a house within just seconds, so make sure it counts.
4. Make all necessary repairs – A leaky faucet or chipped paint on a baseboard can suggest to buyers that you might not be maintaining the house well. Do quick fix for these before any open houses or showings.
5. Check the season – Determine when the best season to sell your property is – and aim for that season if possible. In most areas of the country, selling in the late spring is usually the best time.