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Home Projects to sell your home faster

“As is” isn’t usually good enough for most home buyers. Even if your home is in good condition or doesn’t need repairs, that doesn’t mean it couldn’t benefit from some home projects. If you have lived in your home for long enough chances are something needs updating or remodeling. It is truly amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do! Or new fixtures. There are many small changes you can make to your home that will sell your home faster and potentially for a higher price. Some of these home projects are DIY and some you will need to a hire a professional. All are worth considering.

Home Evaluation

Whether you are ready to sell now or in a few years, a home evaluation is a smart investment. Invite a real estate professional into your home to evaluate the current condition. If they are willing, ask them for a to-do list of things you can do to improve your home and increase the value. Even if you are not ready to list your home immediately, an agent who wants your future business would be glad to help. If you are planning on listing your home soon, a pre-listing home inspection is a great investment. A home inspection will give you significantly more detail about your home and allow you to address any issues that might derail the sale.

It’s not about you

There is one very common mistake all home owners make in selling their home – when they make decisions based around themselves. If you really want to sell your home then don’t paint it your favorite color. Paint it a neutral color. Don’t over-decorate because you think it looks nice. Keep the inside clutter-free and simple. Because it really isn’t about you. It’s about appealing to the traffic of people who like your home. They need to be able to “envision” themselves living there and they can’t do that if everything about the home screams someone else. Don’t take it personally, take it seriously.

Update your fixtures

Fixtures are such a great way to customize your home. Many times fixtures can be an inexpensive way to add your personal touches. But if you’ve been in your home for a long time then chances are some of your fixture might be outdated. Especially if your fixtures were “trending” years ago and are considered out of style now. This is where cost vs. value is important. Is the cost of the improvement worth the value it will add to your home? Is $100 for new kitchen handles worth the value increase to your kitchen? Aesthetically, it might be. This site is an excellent resource for a cost vs. value guide to home projects.

If you need a pre-listing home inspection we can take care of that for you. If you need a home inspection for a home you are considering purchasing we can do that too! Basically, we do it all. So just give us a call or schedule your home inspection right here on our website.

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Have a plan before you sell your home

Who says you need a plan to sell your home? The market is hot, people are buying and selling all over Tampa Bay! So you can just stick a “for sale’ sign in your front yard and that’s it, right? Not exactly. Especially if you plan to sell your home yourself and without an agent – you’re going to need a plan. Because the reality is, if sticking a sign in your front lawn was enough then realtors wouldn’t exist.

Create a Marketing Plan

Why do you need a plan, specifically a marketing plan, to sell your home? It’s not about just throwing any price on your house, it’s about selling it for all it’s worth. A plan is the source of getting top dollar for the least amount of hassle and within a reasonable time frame.

Exposure is Key

Sure you can throw your house up on Craigslist, Zillow, Trulia, etc. You can also host your own open house. But how will you get people to attend your open house? Who will manage the listings or inquiries made on your home from all of those online platforms?

More is More

The more buyers you can attract, the more competition among buyers, the higher the price. The more expansive the exposure of your home, the more buyers you can attract. The goal is generate multiple offers. This is what will sell your home for top dollar. Even if you don’t get multiple offers, more exposure means increasing your changes of selling your home within a reasonable time frame. Every home owner that wants to sell their home has the same goal: to sell for top dollar, in a reasonable time frame, for the least amount of hassle.

Statistics show that listing your home a real estate professional will produce more money in your pocket at the end of the sale than by selling your home on your own. Even so, there are a few things you can do to ensure you are working your way toward that top dollar. Getting a pre-listing home inspection, for example, is an excellent way to sell your home. Call us now to get more information or schedule your inspection right here on our website.