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How to Get Ready for Selling Your House in the Fall

Thursday, October 6, 2022   /   by Laura Larson

How to Get Ready for Selling Your House in the Fall

The real estate market has changed in the last few months. If you're considering selling your home, you might be wondering what you should do as a result. There is an easy solution. Putting in the work upfront to properly prepare your home and formulate a sound plan will help you get the best return on your investment.

Here are some straightforward suggestions to help you maximize the sale of your home this fall.

1. Price It Properly
The cost of your home will be one of the first things prospective buyers will notice. This is so because home buyers interpret the price as a statement. A high asking price for your home could work against you by deterring potential buyers from submitting an offer. On the other hand, if you underprice your home, potential purchasers might worry that there is a defect or underlying problem.

Your aim when setting the price of your home is to attract interest from potential buyers and convince them to submit an offer. And now more than ever, pricing your property correctly for the state of the market has become crucial, with the price increases and buyer demand decreasing as well as a larger supply of properties for sale.

However, how can you know the ideal number? Real estate valuation is not a guessing game. It requires knowledge, proficiency, and skill to determine your home's current market value.

2. Keep it tidy
Maintaining a tidy home is another way to ensure that it receives the care it merits, even though it may seem simple. According to the home selling checklist: "You never know when a buyer is going to want to schedule a last-minute tour...When selling your house, it's crucial to maintain everything tidy for buyers."

Assess your space and decide what needs your attention before each buyer visits. Make the beds, wash the dishes, and tidy up any clutter. By taking these basic steps, you can lessen potential buyer distractions.

3. Make Buyers Feel at Home
Finally, it's critical for homebuyers to consider all the options for making their home their new residence. Removing personal tokens, such as photos, awards, and other personal items is a simple first step to creating a blank canvas for buyers. To make the rooms appear larger and to ensure that there is enough area for prospective buyers on tours to stand and examine the layout, it is also a good idea to eliminate any extra furniture.

As the National Association of Realtors (NAR) explains in a recent article: "Staging is the art of getting a house ready to appeal to as many purchasers as possible in your market. When you make the correct arrangements, you can increase your pricing point and make potential customers fall in love straight away."

Bottom Line
Preparation and knowledge are needed when selling a home. Laura Larson can help you prepare your home for sale, make it stand out in today's competitive market, and so much more if you're considering selling it this season.
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Laura Larson
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Warrenton, VA 20187
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