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Some tips for the first-time home seller

On Behalf of | Nov 23, 2022 | Real Estate |

There’s a lot to think about when selling a home in Connecticut. But if you’re like most sellers, your concern is making a good profit. Selling a home involves more than listing it for sale and waiting for a buyer.

Consider working with an experienced real estate agent

Selling your house without the help of a real estate agent can save you money. But your home isn’t going to sell itself. Without an agent, you’ll do all the work yourself. House-selling tips can help, but as a first-time seller, you might do better with help from an agent.

Stage your home to improve its appeal

Staging your home involves making it look more appealing to potential buyers. You want them to imagine themselves living in the home. If your personal belongings are everywhere, that might deter viewers. Remove some of the furniture before showing your home.

You might also want to apply a fresh coat of paint or replace torn wallpaper. Unless your home is a fixer-upper, potential buyers don’t want to see things they’ll need to repair.

Invite potential buyers to an open house

An open house is a great way to get potential buyers in the door. This tactic will probably work best for a home in a high-traffic area. The more people that see your open house sign, the more visitors you’ll get. In addition to local signs, online advertising is an option as well.

Use high-quality photographs and video

Just about anyone with a smartphone can take pictures. But that doesn’t mean the pictures are good. Potential buyers need to see high-quality photos. A good photo can increase interest in your home.

Respond to purchase offers in a timely manner

You’ll need time to consider purchase offers, but don’t take too much time. Some offers have an expiration date. And some potential buyers get annoyed the longer they have to wait when trying to complete a real estate purchase.

Remember these tips when you’re selling your home. With a little patience and hard work, you’ll attract potential buyers.