How to sell a house in 2021
By Bronwyn Kelley
Selling a home has always been a hassle, and the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t done much help. However, with the market as generous to sellers as it has been, many might consider 2021 the perfect time to sell. Here are some tips to try and help you sell in 2021.
A Picture contains a thousand words
The pictures you post on your listing have always been important. However, with people hesitant to go out and tour houses, having good photos of your space online can make or break your sale. They are the first thing anyone sees, and are worth the expense to hire a professional. So many sellers hire a real estate agent, but don’t bother to check on one of the most important parts of the selling process – how does the home being marketed look online? This is such a vital consideration, yet so many sellers underestimate the importance. Your home's photography is a gateway to a buyer's perception of the property – good or bad!
Kitchen is key
Many buyers are very focused on kitchens, which is why you want to make sure yours is reasonably appealing. Formica countertops from the 70’s may need to be updated, and you might want to install a new appliance or two if the existing ones are in really bad shape. Most Real Estate agents will tell you that the kitchen is the most important room in the home. It makes sense as it is typically the place where we spend most of our time. Do what you can to make your kitchen as appealing as possible.
One of the most cost-effective home selling tips is to make your home clutter free! You want to maximize the perceived space in the home. The more clutter, the more uncomfortable things will feel. Go through everything and clear out all the non-essentials. Even if you don’t feel like going through all of your stuff and sorting them, you should at least put things away in places where buyers won’t be looking – so no cramming stuff into closets or the garage.
Rent a storage space
The people looking at your home are going to want to see every inch, including closets and the garage. You may help your sale by making sure these areas are relatively organized. The better they look, the easier it is for buyers to imagine that they can fit all their things in the home. Organizing your closets and garage should be done as part of the process.
205 Glenn Road Ardmore, Pennsylvania 19003
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