5 Helpful Tips for Selling Your Home

Welcome to the journey of selling your home. This journey can be both exhausting and exciting as you learn the various steps and tasks of putting your home on the market. Today we will go over 5 tips that you will want to know when selling your home, in addition to some ways to make this journey faster and easier.

Tip #1: Hire a Realtor

Realtors can truly change the game when it comes to selling your home. While you will have to pay them commission, an experienced realtor can be instrumental in learning the market and negotiating offers with potential buyers. Don’t settle for any realtor, but rather, do your research to find someone who is full time and has extensive experience in the field.

Tip #2: Boost That Curb Appeal

First impressions are crucial. When people are driving by your house, you need a way to attract potential buyers to look at your house. Upping curb appeal can increase traffic to your house by a surprising amount without paying a dime. Trimming bushes, picking up sticks, mowing the lawn, or investing in home lighting to make your house look alive at night really help with “wowing” potential buyers.

Tip #3: Clean Everything

Skipping this step is not worth the damage on first impressions for buyers. Borrow a power washer from a friend and wash the siding, sidewalks, and driveway as a good first step. Also, here is a small list of what to look for when cleaning the inside:

  • Odors
  • Cob webs
  • Dust
  • Grime
  • Mold
  • Stains

Playing your favorite playlist and having a “cleaning day” with your family can be a fun way to beat this daunting task. Refer to our blog on spring cleaning for even more advice on perfecting your home.

Tip #4: Set the Stage

After everything is clean, it is important to organize and rearrange your furniture and create the experience that will best attract attention. Your realtor will likely be helpful in this area and can give advice regarding where to put things as well as finding home stagers to improve the aesthetic flair of your home.

Tip #5: Detach and Declutter

Selling a home can be emotionally difficult, especially if you have lived there for many years and have fond memories. When trying to sell a home, however, it is important to detach from your home and look through the lens of potential buyers who have no emotional attachment.

Decluttering your home is another important strategy. This includes books, toys, and figurines that are laying out in the open. Decluttering can help make your home seem more open and bigger to potential buyers.

We Got You Covered

While you are moving to your new house, it is important to make sure you are covered with proper homeowners insurance to cover potential damages while moving all your furniture. You may also refer to our guide on homeowners insurance for new buyers as a reminder to find the best insurance policy for your new home.

We at TJ Woods Insurance hope you found these 5 tips on selling your home helpful as you go through the adventure. If you have any comments or questions, contact us today. We can’t wait to hear from you.