Have you given any consideration to selling a house in Stamford?
Here are some tips about the real estate process to get you started in the right direction. Stamford is a great place to live, and it also is features some wonderful communities to live and raise a family. If it is done right, selling your house in Stamford can be a truly easy and even enjoyable experience. If it is done wrong, it can be a nightmare that haunts you for months…or even longer.
Most people who consider selling a home will at least give a consideration to trying to sell it themselves, without the help or a real estate agent. Many sellers in Stamford use the For Sale By Owner option as a way to try and save money on Realtor fees. However numerous studies have shown that on a national average, homes sold without the help of a real estate agent generally sell for significantly less than homes sold with the help of a Realtor. So in fact, it actually costs you more money to do the work yourself! Not to mention the high volume of legal documentation and contract paperwork it takes to sell a real estate property.
Whether you are working with a real estate agent, or you venture out to try it on your own. Here are 3 tips to help you have a profitable, and timely sale for your house in Stamford.
- Get Packing
We show hundreds of homes for sale in Stamford each year, and one thing that is always the rule is that a vacant home has a better chance of selling than an owner-occupied home that is cluttered. Buyers are immediately uncomfortable when the walk into a home where there are personal belongings, family photos, religious art, or evidence of the family pet.
The goal is to present your home to buyers where they can easily imagine themselves making it their own. They want to imagine their own furniture, family, and friends making a life for themselves in this house. So we recommend packing up all your family photos, dog toys, wall art, and home decor. Put them in a storage unit, or box them in your garage. Put your toiletries out of sight in the bathrooms, and make sure there is no evidence of used dishes or food from last nights dinner!
2. Put It In Neutral
Although it can be really fun to paint your kids room in neon green, or bright pink….it can be a huge turn off for buyers. For only a few hundred dollars, we recommend painting a few rooms in your house with neutral colors so that buyers can really imagine putting their own personal touches on the house. Tan, or light grey would be a great choice.
Another great benefit of a paint touch up is that buyers really feel great about the smell of fresh paint in the house. It almost gives the illusion that the house is brand new, or newly renovated. The smell of fresh paint can give the same type of effect that the “new car smell” does when buying a new car.
3. Lighten It Up
When a buyer is coming to view your house, the worst thing you can do is to have them walk into a dark or dimly lit house. We can not emphasize how important first impressions are, and you want buyers to be truly impressed the moment they open that front door.
A good rule is that each room should have 3 points of light. Overhead, lamp, and window is fine, but make sure everything is turned on before the buyer arrives. Make sure you have lots of light on in the kitchen and the master bathroom, so the counters and appliances shine their brightest.
We even recommend turning the lights on in the closets and garages if possible. Try and treat your home like a model home.
Follow these tips when you are selling your home in Stamford and we feel this will give you the best shot at getting great offers. At the end of the day, pricing your home at the best price for todays market in Sample is the #1 way for getting your house sold. The real estate market in Stamford is always changing. Feel free to call us today to get a free consultation and price valuation so you can know all of your options.