TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME FASTER
- Price it right. We can help with a free market evaluation. Which is worse, to under price or overprice your home? Why do either when we can help you determine the optimal price that will sell quickly! Trust our experience.
- Show it to a lot of people. We are aggressive realtors and work hard to show it to many, qualified prospects.
- Get your home in top condition. The less prospective home buyers have to do with a property, the more likely they’ll buy … at your price. Be sure to fix the obvious, such as cracked and peeling paint. Consider upgrading your home by making major repairs and cosmetic improvements. You’ll sell the home faster and in many cases, get more than your money back.
- Negotiate like a professional. Terms of the sale are negotiable. You may be able to get full price for your home with simple concessions that don’t cost you much. How do you negotiate like a professional? By using us! We represent YOUR interests. We are professional realestate negotiators.
- Get the word out. Open houses. Advertising. Multiple listing service. Internet exposure. You get all of this from us. We are energized, aggressive, and connected. We’ll expose your property to far more people than you can by yourself. When you combine the price we typically get our clients with the speed with which we can sell a property, you’ll see our results are well worth the investment.
Here’s what we provide:
- Comparison home prices for prices in your area. We’ll show you what houses sold for in your area over the past six months.
- Asking and selling prices for homes in your area.
- Current inventory of houses on the market.
- Features for each house on the market.
Don’t just trust your price to “gut instinct”. Trust the market research Provided by the professionals at Tom Gavin's Home Team of Long and Foster. 443-966-0692
STAGING IS EVERYTHING
Buyers will walk into your home and make up their minds very quickly about whether or not yours is a home they could see themselves living in. Every sight, sound, and smell critical from the moment they step through the front door. Sellers who take the time to state a home have a huge competitive advantage over homes with little or no staging.
- Get rid of clutter. It makes your home more appealing and makes it look bigger.
- Get rid of all unnecessary furniture and reconsider furniture groupings. Instead, furnish your space by floating furniture away from walls. Position sofas and chairs into cozy conversational groups, and place pieces so that the traffic flow in a room is good. This make the space more user-friendly and open up the room and make it seem larger.
- Reconsider your home's lighting. One of the things that make staged homes look so warm and welcoming is great lighting. Increase the wattage in your lamps and fixtures. Aim for a total of 100 watts for each 50 square feet. Make sure you have three types of lighting: ambient (general or overhead), task (pendant, under-cabinet or reading) and accent (table and wall).
- Make your room seem bigger. If you want to create the illusion of more space, paint the walls the same color as your window treatment. It will give you a seamless and sophisticated look. You can also create the illusion of space by painting adjacent rooms in the same color.
- Accessorize. Use accessories sparingly but when you do use them, think of grouping them in groupings of threes. Make sure the colors in a grouping complement each other.
- Put out fresh flowers.
- Stand on the curb and look at your house with fresh eyes. Would YOU be interested in buying your house? Make sure it is tidy and inviting looking.
- Consider hiring a professional to stage a home. It will usually pay for itself.