North Hollywood Seller’s Tips
Here are ten North Hollywood Seller’s Tips to help you get your North Hollywood Home For sale and get top dollar.
#1: You only get one first impression
Curb appeal is not just a term made up by Realtors. It is the first thing potential buyers see (or don’t see)when they arrive to view your home and you get one shot at wowing them. It’s important to make people feel safe and welcome as they approach your house. Spruce up the exterior with plants and colorful flowers. You can usually get a 100% return on money you put into your home’s curb appeal.
#2: Always be ready to show
Your house needs to be “show-ready” all the time. You don’t want to have to turn down a showing to a prospective buyer because your house is messy. Don’t leave dishes on the counter or in the sink, keep the bathrooms sparkling and clean towels on the rack, mop the floors to pick up dog fur and dust bunnies in the corners, make sure there isn’t a cover of dust on the furniture. It may be a pain in the butt BUT it will get your home sold.
#3: The kitchen comes first
The heart of most homes is the kitchen. An updated kitchen sells a home and is one of the upgrades that actually adds value to your home. What may cost you a few thousand dollars to replace may mean ten thousand to a buyer. Can’t afford a kitchen remodel then try a coat of paint and some new hardware. Don’t underestimate the difference a coat of paint can make. Stainless steel appliances can also make a huge difference.
#4: Sell Your house, let it be their home
De-personalize it. Give potential North Hollywood home buyers a chance to see themselves living there. Get rid of family photos, keepsakes, memorabilia. A professional home stager can help maximize the full potential of your home. Stagers can arrange your furniture to best showcase the floor plan and maximize the use of space.
#5: Don’t over-do-it
Quick fixes before putting your North Hollywood Home always pay off. Huge makeovers, not really. Fresh paint, shampooing the carpets, clean the drapes, change out the hardware, even refinishing worn wood floors before you put your house on the market will pay off.
#6: North Hollywood Seller’s Tips Put Your Pets Away
I know to lots of us it is hard to believe that not everybody is a dog, horse – or cat-lover. Some Buyers could be put off by a bowl full of dog food, the kitty litter box or pet fur stuck to their clothes. It may give buyers the impression that your house is not clean. If you’re planning a showing or an open house, send the pets to a pet spa for the day.
#7: Pick The Right Agent
The best way to make selling your home a nightmare and to leave money on the table is to hire the wrong agent. Make sure the person you choose is a REALTOR and knows the area. Ask them for referrals then take the time to call the referrals. In today’s market buyers are finding homes on the web. Be sure your Realtor embraces technology – a tech-savvy one has many tools to get your house sold.
#8: Lights, Camera, Action
There is a reason agents use the expression “Light and Bright”, people don’t like dark houses. After location, good lighting is the one thing that buyers want in their new home. Open the drapes, clean the windows, change the lampshades, increase the wattage of your light bulbs and cut the bushes outside to let the sun in. Do what you have to do make your house “light and bright” it will help sell it.
#9: Clean out closets
Buyers want to be sure there is space for all their stuff. If they open your closets (and they will) and find them filled to the brim they will think that there isn’t enough storage in the house. Don’t empty them completely just make them look about half full.
#10: Pricing it right
You can do all of the things listed above and still not sell for top dollar if you over-price it. I know it is tempting to want to test the market but you run the risk of having the market reject your price and your house will grow old and tired in the MLS. The best way to go is to price your North Hollywood Home just under value and let buyers bid it up. You can’t under-price a house. Price it under market value and the buyers will be beating a path to your door and this usually means a higher sales price then pricing it at or above market value.
Keep these North Hollywood Seller’s Tips in mind when you consider selling your North Hollywood home.
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