Moving? 6 Ways to Make Your Home Stand Out From the Competition

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When it comes to selling your home, you want to get the best sale price possible. In most cases, this is up to your home’s appraisal as well as what other homes in the area, known as “comps”, are also going for. The best way to get a good price and to ensure your home is chosen before others on the market is to make your home stand out from the competition. This can be done in a variety of ways, and the following tips will help you bring your home to the top of the list.

 1. Clean it up

A home’s look and style plays a big role in the way a house appears to potential buyers. One of the very first things you should do to make your home look more attractive is to clean it up. Go through your home and de-clutter, and then go through your home and have it professionally cleaned to make it sparkle. According to amazoncleaning.net, “A professional home cleaning service can work wonders for a home that’s being listed for sale, as these services will do a thorough job to make the home stand out in terms of cleanliness.”  

 2. Work on the exterior

When getting your home ready for sale, you should put a strong emphasis on the exterior of your home, otherwise known as the curb appeal. This is the first thing potential buyers will see when looking at your home, whether they do a drive by in person or they look at pictures online. Having an attractive curb appeal will make potential buyers want to see what the inside of your home looks like. However, if the exterior of your home is not attractive, it could deter people from even stepping foot into your home, and this reduces your chance of a sale. When you plan on moving, be sure to take the time to work on the curb appeal of your home and get your house looking as attractive as you can.

 3. Price it right

Your asking price will also play a big role in how many people are interested in purchasing your home. This is where it’s a good idea to talk to realtors and have them pull the comps for your area. If your home is priced well out of the range of other homes, chances are that you won’t be able to sell your home quickly. Instead, you want to ensure your home is priced along with others in the area so that it drives traffic to the home. Doing research on homes that have sold and comparing your home’s attributes to those of other homes in the area can help you come up with a price range. And again, talking to an experienced realtor can also help in this situation.

 4. Get professional photos taken

In today’s world, houses are more accessible online more than ever. Using social media, apps, and websites, homeowners are posting homes in order to reach a broader audience. In order to make your home stand out in these areas, it’s important to have professional photos taken. These photos will stand out on these websites, apps, etc. and make potential buyers interested in seeing your house in person. Plus, these professional photos will work better on the different applications, so you can rest assured you won’t be finding blurry pictures of your home online anywhere.

 5. Fix major eyesores

If your home has any issues that are major eyesores or safety concerns, you need to have these fixed before you put the home up for sale. Doing this will help you get a better price for your home and it will make it more attractive to buyers. Even in this age with DIY and home improvement projects, most homeowners don’t want a house that comes with a variety of projects. If you can make your home move-in ready by fixing eyesores and unfinished projects, you’ll find yourself with more potential buyers knocking on your door.

 6. Keep it clean

Even if you have it professionally cleaned, you’ll need to work hard to keep it clean. Be sure everything has a place and you work hard to keep everything in its place. If you have young children or animals, be sure to clean up after them often. All of this will help make it easier for you to leave for those last-minute showings.

If you are planning on moving any time soon, these simple tips will make your home stand out from the competition.

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