Tips on Selling Your Home, Property, or Real Estate
Selling can seem stressful and daunting especially in a market like that of today. But it doesn’t have to be impossible. Homes, Farms, Acreages & Commercial Properties are still selling and people are buying. The trick is to know what is selling, what buyers are currently seeking, and how to choose the right price from the beginning. Our experts know the Hermann area real estate market and keep close tabs on this market so we know how to sell the properties we list. We would love to offer you our expert advice and services when it comes to selling your property. Here are some tips to keep in mind when listing your Hermann area real estate.
First, ask yourself, Should I Sell My Property? If the answer is yes, then it’s time to call Hartman Real Estate. We offer dedicated professional service and are prepared to market your property to the best of our ability. A Hartman Real Estate agent will provide you with an explanation on how to best market your property after we have visited the property and done a lot of research. As a realtor we will also be able to tell you the value of your home, farm, acreage or commercial building using the most up-to-date information and tools. We will also give you a chance to ask all the right questions so that you can feel confident in your choice of realtor and know that your property is in the best hands to be sold at top dollar.
First impressions count! They see the photo first! The first impression buyers have of a home or other property is typically the photo shown online, so as the seller, you should make this photo worth remembering. Visually appealing houses and properties will attract buyers who can’t help but respond to the look and “feel” of a home or property. Also, take time to carefully prepare the outside of the house or property (the “first impression” part) for showings. Make sure to:
- Cut the grass
- Remove any clutter from the yard
- Trim hedges
- Weed gardens
- Wash steps, windows, railings, doors, etc.
- Paint if needed
- Remove unnecessary clutter from garages
Clean and repair anything that needs it. Buyers will notice details. Are there items you wanted changed, fixed or replaced when you first bought the home or property but never got around to doing it? Now is the time. Get rid of the clutter, repair leaky faucets, wage war on dust, and clean until your home shines. Small things can make a potential buyer walk away. When you prepare your house or property for showing, remember to:
- Shampoo carpets
- Clean tubs, toilets and showers and hang fresh towels
- Oil squeaky doors
- Fix things like broken hinges and light switches
Check the odor of the home. Nothing will turn a buyer away faster than an odd smell. Try to eliminate smoking, food, and pet odors. After living in a home for a long period of time, homeowners can become immune to these odors. Have a trusted friend visit before your showing and tell him or her to be honest about the scent of your home.
Keep all paint and decor neutral. Too many personal items can make viewers feel like they’re intruding in someone else’s home. Keep things clean and simple. Decorate in neutral colors.
By following this advice, choosing the right realtor, and avoiding common seller mistakes, you will be on your way to a smooth sale and money in your pocket.
For more tips on how to stage and price your particular home or property, give us a call or send us an email today. We would love to help guide you through the selling process in the most hassle-free way. We are your Hermann area real estate experts!
Hartman Real Estate helps sellers and buyers come together over the right property and right price. With up-to-date listings, current market conditions, and local information, we are your full service source for all Hermann area real estate.
We want your real estate experience to be a stress-free and smooth transaction whether you are buying or selling Hermann area homes or properties. As your Hermann area realtor, our goal is your goal, and we make every effort to buy or sell your property on your terms and your price.
We service the entire Hermann area, including the counties of Gasconade, Franklin, Osage, Montgomery, Callaway and Warren. If you would like more information about our listing service or buyers agency, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime.