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January
24

7 Ways to Sell Your Home for the Most Money

When you are ready to sell your home, it only makes sense that you want to get the most money you can. Your ability to buy your next home and your financial future depends on obtaining the maximum profit. Try this checklist of your "Rights" to help you get the right price for your Mansfield home.

  1. Get the Right Real Estate Agent
    First and foremost, partner with the right agent to get your home on the market and get the most money for it. The right REALTOR® can help your home stand out from all of the other Mansfield homes for sale. Attempting to get the right price by selling it yourself is penny-wise and dollar-foolish; the professional has a complete array of marketing tools, knowledge of the local community, and ways to attract plenty of potential buyers. 

  2. Price It Right
    Enlist the help of your professional real estate agent to help you gauge the right price in a fast-moving market. Your agent may help you decide on a price and then suggest reducing that number by 10 to 20 percent. You can then sit back and watch the bidding war drive up the price right past your original target.

  3. Toss It Right Out
    You may be content stepping over boxes and digging through crowded closets. Prospective buyers will not be. Clear out roughly half of every room (including closets, kitchen shelves, and pantry), then neatly organize the rest. Buyers will be wowed by all the storage space. Sure, you may have to endure some costs at a store-it-yourself facility, but you will recoup that with a fast sale.

  4. Scent It Right
    Remove cooking, pet, and other bad odors. Give your home a sniff test. If needed, hire a company to have it professionally cleaned or deodorized (ozone generators such as are used for smoke eradication can accomplish this). With fragrances, tread lightly, says Houzz.

  5. Light It Right
    Your house cannot move to a better location. While location leads the way in generating curb appeal, how you light your home is crucial. Swap out 40-watt equivalent LED bulbs for 60-watt equivalents (for mere pennies more in electricity), clean the windows inside and out, buy newer, brightly colored lampshades, and trim plant growth away from windows. You want daylight and artificial light flooding your home.

  6. Stage It Right
    Reduce your personal imprint so prospective buyers and open house browsers can picture their own pictures on your mantle. Remove family photographs, the kids' sporting goods, and other family treasures. Put them all in safe storage. Hire a professional stager to make your house an open, appealing canvas for buyers looking to build their own memories.

  7. Maintain It Right
    Even the most optimistic home sales window could be an entire season of the year. During that time, you are hesitant to invest in keeping up your home. Don't be; spend a little on landscaping, routine repairs, and seasonal upkeep to make your house attractive to buyers at any time, day or night. Keep hedges and bushes trimmed to show off the exterior and let in light. Keep driveways and sidewalks clear of leaves, snow or ice. Inside, keep up with vacuuming, dusting and reducing clutter.

The trusted professionals at f Haring Realty want to be your proud partners in preparing and selling your home. Contact Haring Realty to discover more ways our REALTORS® can help you get the most money from your home sale.

 

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