As much as your house may be a home, it is also an investment. At some point in time, there is a good chance you are going to want to sell your home and when that times comes, you will want to be sure that you make as much from the sale as you can. Like the old saying goes, “time is money.” The longer your home sits on the market, the more it will cost you. If you are lucky, you will be able to sell your home in a seller’s market, which will give you an advantage. Even in a seller’s market, however, there will always be a number of houses for sale in San Antonio, so you will really want to make your home stand out from the crowd. Here are 5 easy ways to help sell your home fast.
1. Spruce up the exterior
Enough cannot be said about the importance of curb appeal. This is actually even more important in the age of the internet. Actually, physically going out and looking at homes is time consuming, so many potential buyers start on the internet. Conversely, however, most home buyers have hundreds of options to choose from, so they often start to narrow down their list by homes they like the look of. No matter how great your home looks on the inside, the outside has to make them think looking at the inside is worth a shot. Painting your front door and trim, tidying up landscaping and creating an inviting front porch can all go a long way towards vastly increasing the curb appeal – and overall appeal – of your home.
2. Go high tech
Smart home tech is on the rise as one of the most popular selling points in modern homes. From automated sprinkler systems to home hubs that control a wide variety of home features, installing smart tech can make your home one of the choicest options for buyers. Smart home tech doesn’t just make life more convenient either, it also makes it safer. From video doorbells to motion activated smart cameras to smart smoke alarms and O2 sensors, smart tech can help keep you, your family, your belongings and even your pets safe and secure.
3. Have it professionally staged
When buyers come to look at a home, you want them to imagine themselves living there, not you. They will also have a taste and style that is very different from yours. You want them to imagine themselves placing their own “imprint” on the house to make it their home. Therefore, you want them to be able to focus on the features of the home itself, not get distracted by the decor. You also want to arrange furniture to show off the features of the home, not for the most comfortable living. People are not always aware of it, but we are highly influenced by colors and even smells. Professional home stagers know how to create just the right environment in your home to make it the most attractive to buyers.