Besides costing a lot of time and worry, it can be very frustrating if your house isn’t selling. Even the best homes with fair pricing and great amenities can run into difficulties in the housing market, especially with such fierce competition.
There are steps you can take before you list your house and during the staging process that can improve your chances of selling your home. Here are three tips you can follow.
The Power of Staging
Staging your home can boost the value of your home significantly, as sellers who have used the service report a 25 percent increase in their home’s value, which can often make a big difference in the amount they can ask for their home.
“Staging a home makes it easier for buyers to recognize when a house meets their expectations, while a lack of staging could mean that a buyer is unable to visualize the space,” says Laura Mueller for Moving.com.
The staging process can take between one and three weeks. Before the staging process starts, be sure to set up pre-sales and tours of the home with your real estate agent. Some people feel that staging alone is too uncomfortable, and that’s okay.
Check Your Pricing Again
When you listed your home, did you notice a significant drop in the price you’d originally offered? When was the last time you checked the listing price to see what it is now? This might be your best chance to adjust the price upward.
This might take the form of a larger discount (the buyer is willing to pay less now than they were last week), or perhaps you can reduce your commission or offer a home warranty. Whatever you do, this price is under your control, so use it. But stay realistic about the amount you’re willing to accept.
Do you think that you will get halfway down the road with a buyer before they realize that they’ll have to spend more to buy your house? It’s unlikely.
The Importance of Curb Appeal
Curb appeal should always be your first priority when selling a home, particularly if it’s a custom home. Good curb appeal means a prospective buyer gets the full view of your home, seeing all the nice architecture, siding, and landscaping.
The best way to create a good impression is to have clean windows and doors and freshly painted trim and fixtures. You’ll also want to make sure the outside of your home looks inviting with neat landscaping, outdoor lighting, and so on.
This isn’t the type of work that can be completed in a single day. Start small, paint some of the trim, and then concentrate on the windows and doors. After that, check your landscaping and the curb appeal of the house.
If your house isn’t selling, make the house as attractive as possible to attract the best home buyers for you.
If Your House Isn’t Selling, Contact Sierra Housing Solutions In Reno and Nothern Nevada
Not every home sells in the right timeframe. Don’t let this happen to you when you are ready to make a change. If you need to sell your home fast, call your homebuying team at Sierra Housing Solutions. We can buy your home in seven days or less.