• Sydney Swenson

Selling Your House : Tips & Tricks


Putting your house on the market is a BIG DEAL. That's why there are top real estate professionals to help guide you through the process, like us. It's important to get your house sold as fast as possible because the longer it's listed, the more likely its value will decrease. Keep reading to learn some tips and tricks on how to sell your house fast! And remember, you can always give us a call with any of your real estate questions!

The Lucas Howard Group: (616)-893-6478

Update Where You Can

A fresh coat of paint, new light fixtures, or new carpet will do wonders for selling your home. Prospective buyers are looking for something new and fresh to settle in to, and new renovations can increase their appeal to buying your house.

Keep your budget in mind when planning renovations. The cost of new light fixtures varies greatly from the cost of new basement carpeting. Any renovations you can accomplish will be worth your time and help sell your home.

Declutter and Depersonalize

Take the time to go through your home and get rid of unnecessary items. Eliminating items such as big pieces of furniture, will open up rooms and make them look bigger. And what's more appealing than a bright open room?

Keep the home decor limited. It's best to have simple decor here and there to create warmth when people walk through your house. However, it is beneficial to have clean open walls and space so prospective buyers can visualize where their furniture would go and how they would live there.

Take Good Photos

Take good photos and lots of photos! After making renovations, decluttering, and depersonalizing, have a professional photographer capture your house. Many real estate companies offer this service so make sure to ask your agent.

Prospective buyers want to see as much as they can before visiting a home in person. Try not to hide anything in photos because the truth will eventually be revealed when buyers visit.

Hire a Top Real Estate Agent

Real estate agents can get a bad rep and many people think they're just trying to make money quick. However, top real estate agents, like the ones at The Lucas Howard Group, always have your top interests in mind.

Selling your home isn't easy, that's why there are real estate agents to help. It's better to have a professional on your side rather than risking losing money on your house by yourself.

Not from the West Michigan area? We'd be happy to give you agent referrals from all over the country!

Determine a Reasonable Listing Price

We all want top dollar for our property. But, that's not always the best idea when it comes to the listing price of your house. Prospective buyers won't take the time to look at all the houses outside of their budget that they could "negotiate" for. That's why it's very important you determine a reasonable listing price for your home.

This will make a huge impact on how fast your house goes off the market.

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