No matter where you live, selling your home is stressful. Not only do you have to get your home ready for people to view it, but you’re probably also getting ready to move. Selling your home is a busy, hectic time for any family, and the state of Arkansas has regulations in place that don’t make it any easier. We put together some helpful tips for selling your home in order to make this process as simple as possible for you.
Lots of Pictures
There should be a lot of pictures of your home online, and good quality. What you might think of as a trivial aspect of your home may be important to someone else. If the realtor doesn’t know a professional photographer hiring one to take pictures of your home is relatively inexpensive, and worth the investment.
The people interested in your home might want to view your house at inconvenient times. Depending on someone’s schedule, they might want to see your home early in the day, late at night, on weekends, and will often give little notice. However, the more flexible you are about people visiting your home, the higher the chances are of quickly selling your home.
Make it Available Online
Your home should be listed on every major realtor website. While this is the agent’s job, it doesn’t hurt to double-check their work. You should also encourage them to post the listing on Facebook.
The Right Price
A lot of people think you should price high and then negotiate down. This can lead to your home staying on the market for months with little interest, costing you more money in the long run. Price it right from the start so your house doesn’t have to stay on the market for an extended period of time.
It’s going to hard, but you have to take the home out of the house. Depersonalize every room so the buyer can visualize your house as their new home. Put photos and memorabilia in storage and stage each room so it looks like it serves the purpose it was made for.
You may love your furry friends, but the potential buyers might not. When people see pets they think of hair and dirt, so try to have them out of the house so they aren’t a distraction.
Update the Kitchen
When it comes to selling your home, this is the most important room. If you are going to do updates to your home before selling it, start with the kitchen. This can even save you money in the long run because a few thousand dollars invested in the kitchen can stop buyers from offering 10,000 dollars less for the house.
Enhance Your Curb Appeal
When the potential buyers pull up to your home, the outside is the first thing they will see. Make their first impression a good one by staging the outside of your home too! Get some professional landscaping done, put out some inviting lawn furniture, and maybe even give your house a fresh coat of paint. Buyers often think about how they can enjoy their new backyard by spending time outside, so help them think this environment will be pleasant and comforting for them.
Did you know that mortgage companies in the state of Arkansas won’t sell your home without a Termite Clearance Letter? In order for a mortgage company to sell your house, they are going to require this letter from a licensed company that handles termites. What this letter means is that you’ve had your home inspected within the last year by a professional and there are no signs of a termite infestation.
Don’t Procrastinate, Let Us Help!
One easy way to prevent frustration down the road is to get the termite inspection done sooner rather than later. We’ve seen people put off getting a termite inspection until the last minute, and they weren’t able to sell their home to the buyer because of this hold up.
Let the professionals at Natural State Pest Control help you with all your termite control needs. If you are selling your Arkansas home, call today for your free termite inspection. While we will be sad to see you leave the area, we’ll do everything we can to make this moving process easy for you and your family.