Selling your home can be an exciting and nerve-wracking process. You want to get the most out of your home sale, but you also don’t want it to drag on for months. The good news is that there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure your Austin home sells quickly and easily. There are the very steps we recommend to all of our clients.
Curb Appeal is King
Curb appeal is one of the most important elements of preparing your home for sale. After all, first impressions are everything! Make sure that your yard is well-maintained and that your home looks inviting from the street. Consider adding fresh landscaping or even a new coat of paint to make sure that your house stands out from the competition. Even good pressure-washing can make all the difference.
Clean, Declutter, and Depersonalize
This is especially important if you still live in the home while it’s listed. Cleaning means dusting and vacuuming every nook and cranny, ensuring all surfaces are spotless.
Decluttering means getting rid of knick-knacks and personal items that can detract from the space. We accumulate a ton while we are living in a house, and it can make a big impact to pare things down. Plus, this makes it a lot easier to move so you’ve killed two birds with one stone.
Depersonalizing is related to decluttering, but it’s a bit more focused on taking down photos and removing other personal touches that buyers may find off-putting. You want potential buyers to imagine living in the home themselves, not seeing your life all over the walls.
Making Minor Repairs & Upgrades
Next up is making minor repairs and upgrades throughout the house. This could mean anything from replacing broken light fixtures or outlet covers, touching up paint, fixing door hinges, or replacing broken window screens. These small improvements will go a long way in helping buyers envision themselves living in the property without having to do too much work themselves.
Staging & Professional Photography
Once all of these preparations are complete, it’s time to think about staging and professional photography. Staging involves adding furniture and décor that makes each room feel more inviting while still maintaining an airy open space feel so potential buyers can visualize their own belongings in each room of the house.
At Rolling Hills Realty Group, we can actually help you with virtual staging. Let us do the job of setting the tone for your home for future buyers.
Professional photography is also a must as it helps capture all of these details in clear high-quality images so that potential buyers have an accurate representation of what to expect when they come to see the property in person.
Price It Right
Finally, don’t forget to price your home correctly. We recommend getting a comparative market analysis (CMA) from a real estate professional in order to determine the best listing price for your property. This will help you make sure that you get top dollar without having to wait and wonder if it was priced too high.
Preparing your Austin home for sale doesn’t have to be overwhelming or time-consuming if you break down the process into manageable steps like decluttering & deep cleaning, making minor repairs & upgrades, staging & professional photography. By taking care of these things ahead of time, you can ensure that your home sells quickly and at top dollar! With just a little bit of effort on your part, you’ll be able to get the most out of your Austin home sale!
At Rolling Hills Realty Group, we understand that home selling can be a stressful time. We have years of experience helping clients through this process and will make sure that you get the best deal possible. Call us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment! We look forward to helping you sell your Austin home!