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Detached single family homes are in high demand in the local market. If you're thinking of selling it's a great opportunity to maximize what you can get for your home. 



 

By highlighting the assets of your homes to buyers- especially if you're trying to appeal to a certain demographic, such as families- can help you sell your home fast and for the price you want. Here are some tips from Forbes to help you maximize the value of your home:

 

1. Differentiate from the neighbors

This is especially important when you live in an area with multiple homes for sale. What sets it apart from the competition?


2.Clear the Clutter.

Keep your house tidy (but keep some soft touches to keep it homey feeling) for viewings and open houses. This way potential buyers can focus on the house, not the objects in it.


3.Sweeten the Deal

If you're really motivated to sell, make your home a more appealing option by offering to chip in- or pay all of- the closing costs. Being flexible on closing date may also help attract buyers who may need a quick closing date (or extra time so they can sell their home).


4. Improve Curb Appeal

First impressions are important. A tidy lawn and garden shows care and attention to maintenance. Help buyers feel confident about the upkeep of your home from the inside out.


5. Get Your Home in 'Move In' Condition

Address minor repairs, frshen paint, ensure appliances are in working order, and any other 'fix- it' projects which may detract from the appeal of your home to buyers (the more move- in ready and less work to the buyer can be a big selling feature, especially for busy families).


6. Pricing It Right

No matter how much time and money you have invested into your home, pricing it right will have a huge impact on buyer interest. Your realtor can help you determine a competitive price based on recent sales in the area, the local market, and the state of your home.


To view the full artilce from Forbes, click here.


Getting ready to sell your home? Have questions? Need advice? We're happy to help you get your home ready to sell and price it well to help it sell fast. Contact us today to schedule a meeting. 

 

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