10 Best Kept Secrets For Selling Your Home

Dated: 06/26/2018

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Get the most out of your money with these handy home-buying tips from HGTV's Buying & Selling.

THIS week we'll explore some tried and true rules for selling your house quickly, at the right price.  I'll post 5 of the top 10 secrets this week and 5 more next week.  Keep an eye out for part 2 of the "10 Best Kept Secrets for Selling Your Home" coming in a few days.


10 Best-Kept Secrets for Selling Your Home. So here goes:

Selling Secret #10: Pricing it right
Find out what your home is worth, then shave 15 to 20 percent off the price. You’ll be stampeded by buyers with multiple bids — even in the worst markets — and they’ll bid up the price over what it’s worth. It takes real courage and most sellers just don’t want to risk it, but it’s the single best strategy to sell a home in today’s market

Selling Secret #9: Half-empty closets
Storage is something every buyer is looking for and can never have enough of. Take half the stuff out of your closets then neatly organize what’s left in there. Buyers will snoop, so be sure to keep all your closets and cabinets clean and tidy.

Selling Secret #8: Light it up
Maximize the light in your home. After location, good light is the one thing that every buyer cites that they want in a home. Take down the drapes, clean the windows, change the lampshades, increase the wattage of your light bulbs and cut the bushes outside to let in sunshine. Do what you have to do make your house bright and cheery – it will make it more sellable.

Selling Secret #7: Play the agent field
A secret sale killer is hiring the wrong broker. Make sure you have a broker who is totally informed. 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 embraces technology – a tech-savvy one has many tools to get your house sold.

Selling Secret #6: 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 planning an open house, send the critters to a pet hotel for the day.

>Top 5 secrets will be posted in a few days.

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Gordon Long

Specialties: Buyer Agent, Listing Agent, Investment Property, Relocation and Property Management. The key to a successful real estate transaction is good negotiating and communication skills, atten....

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