It’s a seller’s market in Nashville these days. So, selling your house should be a snap, right? We think so! And we know a few tricks for making your house stand out, even in a seller’s market. The best and easiest way to grab the attention of buyers and ensure your house sells quickly is preparing it before listing. Here’s how:
Clean, clean, clean and then clean again. Most sellers understand the impression a clean home has on buyers. Now’s the time to really scrub up those surfaces and make them shine. Sometimes the cost of a cleaning service is well worth the several hours of deep cleaning. You’ll be happy you spent the money when buyers start making offers.
Let there be light
Throw open the curtains and blinds! Add lamps in every room, even if they seem unnecessary. Don’t forget to leave the lights on at all times during a showing too. This is not the time worry about the use of electricity or overkill on lighting. Buyers want a bright, well-lit space that feels comfortable.
Keep it neutral
Personality and color go a long way in decorating and making a house feel like home to homeowners. The problem is they can also prevent potential buyers from seeing themselves in your space. Tone it down, remove anything too bold or overpowering and if possible, repaint rooms in neutral colors.
Open it up
Open rooms up by moving or removing furniture to maximize the sense of space. Buyers enjoy the sense of space in rooms. Even tiny spaces can feel bigger than they are with the “less is more” approach to www.
Get great curb appeal
Real estate agents know great curb appeal is what makes one house stand out from the others in a sellers market. Since buyers may be considering viewing multiple houses in the same price range, spend a little time and money on curb appeal to be sure your home makes the top of the list.
Use good photos
Once your house is show-ready and you feel confident in listing it, be sure to capture its best features with good photos. More and more people are using the Internet to shop for houses and bad photos can turn away potential buyers.
Set a competitive price
Nashville homebuyers know it’s a seller’s market, but listing homes for far more than market value will only turn them away. Setting a competitive price is more likely to increase interest and offers – which puts the negotiating power with the seller.
Want more tips or specific ideas for your Nashville home? Call us today at 615.550.5565 and speak with one of our experienced REALTORS on how to help your house stand out!