If you’re thinking of selling your home, you obviously want to get the best price possible. In fact, just a 2% increase in the selling price can put thousands of extra dollars in your pocket. With that in mind, here are four ways to maximize the selling price of your home:
- Set the right list price. This is crucial. If you set the list price too high, you’ll discourage buyers from seeing your home. But, if you low-ball the price, you’ll leave money on the table.
- Get it ship-shape. A home that is neat and tidy, and especially one that is uncluttered and spacious-looking, is more likely to impress buyers. Give your home a top-to-bottom cleaning.
- Make it look good. You’ve probably heard the term “home staging”. It involves setting up the furniture so that each room looks its best. Staging is shown to help increase the sale price of a home by several percentage points.
- Be accommodating during the selling period. Although it can be an inconvenience for an hour or two, be as flexible as possible when it comes to viewing appointments. The sooner interested buyers can see your home, the more likely they are to make an offer.
Considering the potential for an increase in the selling price, these tricks are well worth the effort.