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Six Most Important Tips for Selling Your Home

#1: The first impression is the only impression

No matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers have already judged your home before they walk through the door. You never have a second chance to make a first impression. It's important to make people feel warm, welcome and safe as they approach the house. Spruce up your home's entrance with clean windows and door. Keep walkways and entrances tidy and free of debris. Add a splash of color with seasonal flowers.

#2: Keep your house a Home.

Don't fall under the misconception of de-personalizing your home. Keep your family photos, memorabilia and personal keepsakes where they usually are. Buyers will get the warm feeling of a genuine home as opposed to a cold "staged house for sale".

#3: Don't over-upgrade

Quick fixes before selling always pay off. Mammoth makeovers, not so much. You probably won't get you're money back if you do a huge improvement project before you put your house on the market. Instead, do updates that will pay off and get you top dollar. It is best to have your home previewed by a Real Estate professional prior to committing to any upgrades. Call Scituate Realty for a personal assessment of your home's needs.

#4: Conceal the critters

You might think a cuddly dog would warm the hearts of potential buyers, but you'd be wrong. Not everybody is a dog- or cat-lover. Buyers don't want to walk in your home and see a bowl full of dog food, smell the kitty litter box or have tufts of pet hair stuck to their clothes. It will give buyers the impression that your house is not clean. If you're having and open house or your home is being viewed by potential buyers make prior arrangements for your pets. This extra effort will pay off in the end.

#5: Choose your broker carefully

A secret sale killer is hiring the wrong broker. Make sure you have a broker who is completely informed on what's going on in today's market. They must constantly monitor the multiple listing service (MLS), know what properties are going on the market and know the comps in your neighborhood. Find a broker who is also knowledgeable of the area you live in.

#6: Pricing it right

Be realistic about the price of your home. When making the decision to sell your home it is recommended to obtain three comparative market analysis. Most realtors will give you a recommended range for the sale of your property. We suggest that you adhere to the professional's advice and price your property within the advised price range. Over pricing your property will undoubtedly cost you more time and money at the closing table.

Lucky #7:

It will take more than luck to sell your property. For outstanding service with proven results call Scituate Realty!