If you’re like most people, you want to make the best possible profit when you sell your home – so check out these five secrets to getting higher offers.
5 Secrets to Getting Higher Offers on Your Home
Your REALTOR® will be with you every step of the way when you’re selling your home in Macomb County, and they’ll give you all the guidance you need. With that said, you can get a head start and prepare your home to bring in higher offers by using these five tips:
- Make sure your home is spotlessly clean
- Invest time in decluttering
- Make all repairs and cosmetic fixes before you list
- Add plants to your home
- Stage your home from start to finish
Here’s a closer look at each.
Secret #1 to Getting Higher Offers: Make Sure Your Home is Spotlessly Clean
Before you list your home for sale, it’s very important that you clean it from top to bottom. Although buyers may not notice every little thing that you clean, they’ll most certainly notice that things that you didn’t clean. A clean home is a sign of an owner who takes maintenance very seriously, as well, so buyers can feel more confident making an offer to purchase a spotless house.
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Secret #2 to Getting Higher Offers: Invest Time in Decluttering
You want prospective buyers to see just how much space you have, and the best way to do that is to declutter. Start by removing any items you haven’t used in the past six months. You don’t have to get rid of them permanently, but you should pack them away in storage until you move into your new home. That way, buyers aren’t distracted by all the “stuff” you have and are free to see your home’s best features.
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Secret #3 to Getting Higher Offers: Make All Repairs and Cosmetic Fixes Before You List
If there are things you know you need to fix, handle them now, before you list your home for sale. From minor repairs such as replacing light bulbs and tightening leaky faucets to major issues, such as electrical repairs, plumbing issues, or roof repairs, these are all things that you should handle before you put your home on the market.
Related: Should you prepare your home for an appraisal?
Secret #4 to Getting Higher Offers: Add Plants to Your Home
Adding a few plants around your home can make it feel more vibrant and alive, which are two things that buyers love. Consider using plants to stage your home so buyers find it irresistible. (Just make sure you choose plants that are easy to care for and hard to kill. You don’t want buyers to walk into a greenhouse full of half-dead plants.)
Secret #5 to Getting Higher Offers: Stage Your Home From Start to Finish
Staging is the art of making your home as appealing as possible to prospective buyers. Ideally, you’ll be able to make your home look like a model home by clearing out clutter, taking down personalized decor and replacing it with more neutral pieces, and ensuring that your lighting is on point. If you need help with staging, your real estate agent can give you plenty of tips. Your agent may also be able to recommend a professional home stager who can come give you a quote.`
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