Successful home sales is about more than just the location of your property and the asking price; if your home is in a saturated real estate market, meaning there are more homes for sale than there are buyers, you need to consider what you can do to get it sold other than just advertising the address and price. Note a few often overlooked tips to successful home property sales that you will want to consider if you're thinking of selling your home.
1. Empty the closets
Many new homebuyers are looking for a home with lots of storage, but if the closets are cramped and crowded, they may look much smaller than they really are. It's good to take out whatever you need from the closets so they look roomy and spacious; rent a storage facility you can use to store off-season clothes and items you won't need while your home is on the market so the interior storage spaces look roomy.
2. Add light
A light and bright home can seem cleaner and more welcoming, so add light wherever possible. Open blinds and curtains during a showing, clean the windows for maximum light and turn on lamps even during the daytime when prospective buyers walk through.
3. Sell your home daily
Selling your home daily means to constantly check the comp prices of nearby homes for sale, the traffic you may be getting to a website advertising your home, and the like. Doing this once a month may mean missing out on prospective buyers because you haven't done enough advertising of your home and aren't adjusting the price according to nearby comps. Be involved in the selling process regularly so you get your home sold sooner.
4. Small fixes can add up
Don't assume that potential homebuyers will overlook floors that creak or plumbing pipes that bang around every time you flush the toilet. Buyers usually don't want to move into a home that needs any repair, even small fixes. Take the time to make those small fixes that keep your home presentable and competitive with other homes on the market and you might not lose as many prospective homebuyers.
5. Always be ready to show
If you have a "for sale" sign in the front yard, you might have prospective buyers drop by unexpectedly, hoping for a tour. Keep your house clean at all times, make the beds every morning, and remove the clutter even if you don't have an actual showing scheduled. That unexpected visitor may be the one buyer who gives you the offer you want, if they like what they see when they walk through the home.