You want to sell your home for top dollar. If you’re like most home sellers, you’ve probably read many articles or watched videos about the importance of painting, decluttering, and staging your home. That’s all great information to sell your home quickly and for the highest price. But there’s one more vital piece of advice you need to heed that will help you get your home market-ready. And it’s something few people consider doing.
TIP: Before you list your home, ask for an outside opinion of what needs to be updated, fixed, or changed in your home. That’s the best way to sell your home for the most money.
Often, when you’re emotionally invested in something, like your family home, it’s easy to not see those things that could hinder a sale. After all, you may love the bright walls, the flowery wallpaper, or the creative way you’re using the dining room as an office. But remember that not everyone will see things as you do.
As a result of not knowing what outsiders see as potential issues, you may end up working haphazardly or guessing at what you should update or fix. Obviously, this is not the best strategy. Instead, ask your Realtor or a trusted friend what improvements could be made to help you sell your home.
Be open to the feedback you receive. Yes, it can be difficult to hear that the wall where you measured your kids’ heights over the years should be painted over, or that your prized movie memorabilia collection should be put in storage. But keep your eye on the goal, which is to sell your home for the highest price possible.
Take what others say to heart, remain objective, and do your pre-listing staging and updating with this new perspective in mind. It’s a great strategy for making sure your home is market-ready.
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