Even though homes are selling quickly in the current Ottawa market, that’s still no guarantee. To sell your home for the best price in the quickest time frame, you may need to make a few small adjustments. However, these will show huge benefits! Here are five of our top tips for things your MUST do to sell your home:
Work with the right agent
You need someone in your corner who knows the current market and will work hard to get you the best price on your home. It is important to work with a RealtorⓇ who understands your circumstances, goals and concerns. An experienced RealtorⓇ will be aware of any trends in the current real estate market, and can offer a comparative market analysis on recent home sales in your area to guide your decision when it comes to pricing. When you are searching for a RealtorⓇ, ask them how they would market your home to achieve the best possible price.
Price it right
The key to maximizing your home’s value and achieving the most offers is to price it correctly. Your home will likely get the most visibility and interest as soon as it goes on the market, so setting the right listing price is of the utmost importance. Too high, and you risk turning potential buyers off or not even showing up in their searches. Too low, and you could lose out financially. Choosing the right price for your home is an area where your RealtorⓇ can help. Our team at Royal LePage Performance Realty offers a free home evaluation so you can learn your home’s worth in the current real estate market.
Appearance is everything
You may have learnt to live with some minor annoyances and breakages, such as a faulty door knob, leaky faucet or broken lightbulb, but this could really affect a potential buyer’s view of the property. Take the time to fix any small issues and give your home a fresh and inexpensive makeover by cleaning the carpets and freshening the walls up with a neutral coat of paint. When it comes to first impressions, appearance is everything. You should also consider investing in your home’s curb appeal — tidy up your front yard and entryway to make your home look at inviting as possible from the get-go.
Potential buyers will need to envision themselves living in your home. If the house is full of your personal clutter and items, it may be hard for them to do that. Strip your home down to the basics and make it as neutral as possible. You may even want to consider hiring a professional home stager to show off your home in the best possible light.
Always be ready to show
You never know when the right buyer will be walking through the door, so make sure your home is looking its best at every moment. This can be tricky when you’re still living in the property, but at the very least you should make sure that the floors and always swept, the bathrooms are sparkling clean, and there are no dirty dishes in the sink!
If you are looking to sell your Ottawa property, now is a great time to put your home on the market. Contact our team of dedicated RealtorsⓇ today!