“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.”
I hate to say this, but sometimes the biggest obstacle to selling your own home is yourself. So…are you really trying to sell your home?
What does that question even mean? Isn’t hiring a capable, hardworking agent enough?
Yes and no, but mostly no.
After seeing how some homeowners deal with the listing of their homes, I have come up with some key advice. Most of this advice you have read before, talked about, and maybe thought about implementing. But how seriously did you take it?
How To Really Sell Your Home
As a Realtor, I will work very hard to market your home, be available for showings, and give you vital advice on how to prepare to sell your home more effectively in our market.
The problem is that a Realtor’s advice is often brushed off. Often, people put forth the minimum amount of effort because that is what others are doing. Why would a homeowner want to go above and beyond if no one else does?
The answer is simple. Because you want to sell your home faster and for more money than everyone else.
The National Association of Realtors report on Home Staging says 81% of buyers can visualize themselves in a future home when the home is staged. This is just one statistic out of many that support a homeowner preparing their home for sale.
Once you get a potential buyer visualizing themselves living in the home you want to sell, your sales position improves considerably.
Unfortunately, I am simply not able to
…redecorate your home.
…pack away household clutter.
…cut your lawn.
…clean up the old oil stains in the driveway.
…paint that bright pink room a neutral color.
…repair some key items that will boost the value of your home.
My expertise is in marketing and selling your home. I will guide you through the entire process so you understand all of the necessary steps to get the most out of your home. But I need you to take that advice and run with it.
So your job is easy. Take my advice and really get your home prepared for another owner. You can do it! And if you really don’t want to, you may be able to hire a few people to help you get the work done. But trust me, a few days of preparation goes a long way to the sale of your home.
Need some guidance on where to start?
I would love to hear your thoughts on trying to sell your home in the comments.