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  • Alexander Wissel

10 Easy Tricks for Boosting Your Home Sale Profits!

Sell Like a Pro

  • Enhance curb appeal by maintaining a well-manicured lawn, adding plants, and creating a welcoming entrance.

  • Declutter and depersonalize your home to make it feel spacious and inviting.

  • Make necessary repairs, highlight energy efficiency, and utilize professional photography and effective marketing strategies.

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Boost Your Home Sale Profits

Selling your home is a significant undertaking, and you want to ensure you get the most out of what could be the largest financial transaction in your life. So to help you, we’ve compiled a list of ten valuable tips that will help maximize your home's selling potential.

Whether you're a first-time seller or experienced in real estate, these tips will guide you towards a successful sale.

To maximize your home investment return, you should focus on enhancing curb appeal, decluttering and depersonalizing your home, conducting thorough cleaning, staging it for success, making necessary repairs, highlighting energy efficiency, showcasing storage potential, pricing competitively, utilizing professional photography, and implementing effective marketing strategies.

Enhance Curb Appeal

First impressions matter. Boost your home's curb appeal by maintaining a well-manicured lawn, planting flowers, and ensuring the exterior is clean and inviting. Consider a fresh coat of paint for the front door and trim to create a welcoming entrance.

This is where you will absolutely get the most bang for your buck selling your home. On trend decorations, plants, and appropriately placed furniture – get that couch out of the front yard! – can score major points with buyers.

Declutter and Depersonalize

Make your home feel spacious and allow potential buyers to envision themselves living there. Declutter each room, removing personal items and excessive furniture. Keep decorations minimal to create a neutral and inviting atmosphere.

Reduce the things you have in your home by half; or more, if you have lots of possessions. Consider it pre-packing and pre-moving before your move. If you don’t have a garage to store your belongings, consider renting a portable storage unit that can be packed and taken away while the home is for sale.

Conduct a Thorough Cleaning

Clean every nook and cranny of your home to make it shine. Pay attention to often overlooked areas like baseboards, windows, and light fixtures. A clean and fresh home will leave a positive impression on buyers.

If you are a cleaning expert and want to spend a few days on your hands an knees cleaning then go for it. If not, this is one of those times when professional cleaning is worth every penny. Ensure the cleaners know you want a deep cleaning to get your house ready to sell.

Don’t feel shy about developing a hit list for your cleaners with often missed items like tops of you ceiling fans and vent covers.

Stage for Success

Consider professional staging or strategically arranging your furniture and decor to highlight your home's best features. Proper staging can create an emotional connection and make the property more appealing to potential buyers.

Just like your curb appeal, having on-trend decorations and interior style can score big points with buyers looking to envision their life in your space. Descriptions like clean, bright, natural, and comfortable are all feelings your decor should convey.

Make Necessary Repairs

Address any visible maintenance issues before listing your home. Repair leaky faucets, replace burnt-out light bulbs, fix squeaky doors, and touch up paint. Small repairs can make a big difference in the overall impression of your home.

If you want top dollar, you better show that your home is a well-kept property worth their money – and not not a money pit. In a buyers market they can ask for more repairs than in a sellers market. So you might have to fix something later in the process, regardless of whether you wanted to.

Buyers today don’t like walking into potential repairs or unknown expenses. So if you have the time and budget, get these items fixed. It’ll save you time and help get better offers.

Highlight Energy Efficiency

Energy-efficient features can attract buyers and add value to your home. Showcase energy-saving appliances, insulated windows, or a programmable thermostat. Provide information on energy cost savings to create additional selling points.

There are sellers who forget to mention their energy efficient hot water heaters, geothermal heating and solar panels until it’s too late. If you’ve been upgrading your home over the years, type up your improvements and put the list out for buyers to see. Buyers want these features so show them off!

Showcase Storage Potential

Buyers crave ample storage space. Clean out closets, pantries, and cabinets to show their full potential. Organize items neatly and consider adding storage solutions like shelving or hooks to maximize space.

If your closet is filled with clothes, pack half of them away to give the impression of more space. Organize your closets to highlight their space. Everyone wants more storage. Everyone. So make the best of your storage and show it off as a feature.

Price Competitively

Research the market and work with a real estate agent to set a competitive price for your home. Overpricing can deter potential buyers, while underpricing may result in lost profits. Aim for a price that aligns with the current market conditions.

Markets will always bid a property up to it’s value. It’s always important to price your home competitively. This is where an experienced real estate expert can help enormously.

Utilize Professional Photography

Quality visuals are essential in attracting buyers. Invest in professional photography to showcase your home's best features. High-resolution images will make your listing stand out online and generate more interest.

As a licensed agent who is very passionate about listing photos, the importance of this cannot be overstated. Sellers who use camera phones should be ashamed, and agents who do should be charged with negligence and dereliction of duty.

Effective Marketing

Work with your real estate agent to develop a comprehensive marketing strategy. Utilize online platforms, social media, and traditional marketing channels to reach a wide audience. Professional signage and well-crafted property descriptions are also vital.

Marketing reach is important. For many homes, just being in the Multiple List Service – our online real estate listing network – is enough. For others it may not be enough. Consult your agent on your specific property.

Boost Your Home Sale Profits

Selling your home can be an incredibly profitable experience when approached with the right attention. Remember to create a welcoming and appealing environment, conduct necessary repairs, and effectively market your property.

By doing some or all of these ten tips, you'll be well-equipped to maximize your home's selling potential. Your careful planning and attention to detail, can attract potential buyers, generate interest, and secure the best possible sale price for your home.


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