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10 Secrets to Selling Your Home

There many pieces to the puzzle that must all come together to sell a home quickly.  Our listing on Park Place Drive, was a prime example how these pieces came together seamlessly allowing the home to go under contract in less than 3 days, with 6 offers!  Here is just a few tips and tricks:

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10.  Get Your Home Move In Ready

Landscaping is the first thing your potential buyers will see when they get to your home. Create curb appeal! Ensure landscaping and yard maintenance is well maintained and add a few flowers for a pop of color. A clean home and a fresh coat of paint will help your home seem more “move-in ready”.

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9.  Make Sure Your Home is Priced Appropriately

This means listing with a company that knows the market and can provide you with comparables to price your home. A price supported by other homes that have recently sold can generate excitement about your newly listed home. Pricing your home too high can cause longer days on the market.

8.  Use Marketing Specialist

Over 89% of real estate leads come from internet and social media sites. With Algin Realty, we ensure your home is marketed in over 75+ internet and social media outlets. We use latest photo and film technology such as drone video aerials and high quality photography to draw more attention to you home!

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7.  Less is More

DECLUTTER! Go ahead and jump into the moving process, you are  selling your home, after all! Clear off the counter of all those half empty perfume bottles you never use! Box up those old dirt track racing trophies that are just collecting dust! Free yourself of any clutter and closet chaos! 

6.  Break out the Scrubbing Bubbles

It is time to deep clean your home. Scrub, wash, dust, and shampoo all those hard to reach areas. You may not notice the dust bunnies on your fan blades, but potential buyers will! We know this is hard work, but we promise it will be worth it when your home goes under contract!

5.  Let There Be Light

Now that your home is sparkling clean, it is time to show it off! Don’t forget during your cleaning to wipe down windows, blinds, and curtains. Open up your blinds and let that natural light in for showings! There is nothing better than allowing buyers to soak up some Vitiman D and feel the cheer and cleanliness of your home by letting the sunshine beam in!
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4.  Smell is One of the First Impressions

You may not notice various odors in your home, but buyers do. Simple smells can impact a buyer’s mood and perception of your home, thus affecting their first impression. Pet and cigarette smoke are some of the most common odors to overcome. Make sure your pet is put away for showings and all food, litter boxes, and beds are cleaned or removed. Even if you don’t fall into this category, everyone likes a house that smells fresh and clean! Try using subtle scents such as Vanilla or Fresh Linen plug ins to keep the home fresh all day.  

3.  Stage Your Home

Paint a picture for your buyers on why this is their dream home. Don’t feel like you have that eye for detail? No worries, Algin Realty can help! Staging can go a long way by making the space seem more welcoming and up to date. Research shows that home staging can sometimes reduce a listing’s time on the market by one third to half, and can net 6% to 20% more than an empty or not property staged home!

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2.  Always Be Ready & Willing To Show

Always be show ready even at a moments notice, all it takes is one showing to secure a buyer! Make sure your dirty dishes are washed, your floors are swept, and your beds are made. These small items will make a huge difference in how a buyer feels about your home. 

1.  Be Patient

This is the hardest one of them all: selling requires patience. Once you have decided to list your home, it is easy to start planning for your future life after the sale of this home. However, it may take some time before the perfect buyer comes along. Generally speaking, buyers take their time and weigh their options when purchasing a home. It is, after all, one of the biggest purchases they will ever make! Don’t automatically think there is something wrong with your home (especially if you listened to secrets 2-10), the right buyer will come!

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