The real estate market in the Twin Cities is booming, and homes here are in high demand. If you need to sell your home fast, there’s a good chance you can achieve this goal – but only if you put in the work. Even in this hot market, buyers will want to get the best possible value for their money, so you have to ensure your property stands out from the rest.
The good news is that there are numerous things you can do to make your home appealing to the right buyers. Here are four of these:
- Boost your home’s curb appeal
The first impression that prospective buyers have on a property goes a long way in determining whether they go for it. A beautiful and inspiring front yard is a must if you are looking to sell the property fast. There are many ways to improve your home’s curb appeal, but nothing beats flowers and greenery. If you can, get landscaping experts to add flowers or hedges on your front yard, and perhaps, some simple additions, like stonework. Make sure the lawn is trimmed and trees are neatly pruned.
- Get your home sparkling clean and smelling nice
Deep cleaning is a must when selling your home. All surfaces – from the floor to the ceiling – should be free from dirt and dust. Clean the carpet, or replace it if cleaning is not enough. Give the walls a good washing or a fresh coat of paint. Thoroughly clean the kitchen, and replace old appliances and fixtures if that’s within your budget.
Additionally, ensure the house is well ventilated. There should be an aura of freshness at all times. Get rid of unpleasant odors. There is nothing as off-putting as entering a house with a bad smell, whether it’s caused by pets, an old carpet, or mold and mildew. Find the source of any bad smell and address it promptly.
- Time your listing properly
Spring and summer are the best time to sell a home. With the fine weather, people are inspired to go home shopping. Additionally, moving at this time is not too much of a hassle, especially with the kids out of school. With more people looking to buy a home, you’ll have a better chance of selling your property fast.
If you can’t wait for spring, there are still plenty of ways to make your home attractive in the colder months. Make it as inviting as possible when buyers come for viewings. Light up the fireplace, prepare freshly-baked goodies, put up some holiday lights in the yard, and decorate your home subtly for the season. Keep in mind that buyers who brave the cold to go house hunting are likely highly motivated to close a sale, so give them good reasons to choose your home.
- Price your home correctly
The real estate market in the Twin Cities can get very competitive. You should have all the pricing information at your fingertips to ensure you price your home competitively. A very high price tag will drive away potential buyers. You should not undercut everyone else too much, either. People tend to think the home must have problems if the price is much lower than normal.
Work with a Realtor who knows how to market your home to the right buyers. With more than 20 years of experience in MN real estate for sale, we know what it takes to sell your home fast and at the best price. Get in touch with us here or call 612.807.9650.