Though Charleston benefits from a large supply of home buyers, selling your home still requires the right steps in order to get top value. With other homeowners competing to attract buyers’ attention, there are a few things you can do to help drive the sale of your home.
Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal
It may seem elementary, but take a moment to go out in front of your yard and try to imagine what your property will look like to somebody that has never seen it before. A buyer may have already seen your home on the internet, but it’s still a good idea to make a great 1st impression. Setting the mood the right way will help you sell your home more easily. For information on improving your home’s curb appeal, read this article.
Making repairs and doing inexpensive upgrades cannot be stressed enough. If you home’s exterior looks dreary and has been waiting for a new coat of paint, it’s time to do it. A fresh coat of paint alone will increase your odds to selling — as the home appears new and fresh. If there are furnishings and fixtures that could use an upgrade, head over to Lowe’s and see what options are available. Small changes like this can add a positive feeling about the home, convincing buyers to make an offer.
45 Seconds or Bust
Perhaps this next point is as relevant now as ever. In this age of instant gratification and impulsive feelings, first impressions in residential real estate really, really count. Some educated observers argue that as many as four of five eventual home buyers will make a decision, consciously or not, to buy a property within the first 45-seconds of seeing it (which is why curb appeal is important). If that is the reality, don’t fight it, use it to your advantage. Find ways to make your front yard, your front entrance, and the foyer appear as inviting and as interesting as possible.
True Move-in Condition
There is another key advantage to attending to the details — your home will be move-in ready. It’s one less thing home buyers don’t have to worry about. They don’t need to worry about making any repairs or fixing anything. They can just move in and get settled. It’s what buyers are looking for, so why not deliver it to them. That way, if another homeowner hasn’t done this, buyers will likely choose your home over theirs.
Selling Your Home in Charleston, SC
That well-known phrase “love at first sight” is typically applied to relationships. Well, if you as the seller can help to drive the sale of your Charleston home by making a buyer fall in love with it right from the start, you’ll be well on your way to completing the sale and to moving on to the next chapter in your life. For more information about selling your home in Charleston, contact us or read our free home seller’s eBook: