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7 Smart Secrets for Maximized Results When Selling

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No one knows your home the way you do. That makes you the best source for why a buyer will want to own your house when you put it on the market. Yet it is common knowledge in the real estate industry that having a seller present when showing the house to a potential buyer actually inhibits offers being made! What’s the solution to this dilemma? Here are the 7 secrets to showing a buyer WHY they want to live in your house:

1. The number 1 fastest way to an offer to purchase is also one of the simplest things you can do to maximize every showing: DECLUTTER! It pays big dividends in results. When a buyer walks through a house, they can’t see what they can’t see. You want them to see spacious rooms they can fill with their belongings. The majority of people don’t have the ability to filter out your furniture, photos and beloved artwork. You need to be that filter for them. With the insights of your *local real estate expert*, you can highlight the homes best features to inspire a sale.
2. Ever wondered why car detailing is all the rage? A clean car subconsciously sparks a sense of new and fresh. You can recreate that experience in your home sale by deep cleaning every inch of your house before putting it on the market. Include the garage, basement and attic to make a shining impression on potential buyers!
3. A small stain on the carpet is easily overlooked day in and day out. To a buyer? It sticks out like a sore thumb! Refresh flooring if needed, it’s actually less expensive and most times gains a higher offer price. A fresh coat of paint will also make a huge difference in how a buyer feels when they walk through the home. The newer and fresher it feels, higher offers usually result.
4. Your home has been arranged for your comfort and convenience as it should be while you live in the home. Once you are marketing the property for sale, rearranging or staging to impress a buyer is the smart way to go. Hire a professional, or ask your representative for assistance. Staging before any showings can boost an offer by as much as 2-3 thousand dollars
5. There are no hard statistics for how many buyers “drive-by” a property and choose not to stop and walk through the front door. Curb appeal will draw them in and inside is where you seal a sale. Taking time to stage the outside, where your first impression is made can increase offers of 3-5 thousand over homes lacking in this area of appeal
6. Kitchens can make or break a sale! But do you have to do a complete remodel to sell? Actually, kitchen updates including things as simple as new hardware or updated counter tops can add 5, 10 or even 20k to your bottom line!
7. Bathroom updates are just as astonishing, increasing value in a buyers minds eye by as much as 15k

Buyers in every geographical area often seek out very specific features and amenities. By choosing to work with a *local real estate agent*, familiar with the territory and what a buyer is looking for, you can increase the success of your sale process substantially