When choosing to sell a house in Nashville, you’ll likely want the process to take as little time as possible. After all, time is money, right? The longer it takes to sell, the more it ends up costing you in the long run. Mortgage payments, utilities, taxes, and insurance payments only stop once the sale is finalized.
Keep in mind that the longer your house is listed, the less likely you are to get your asking price because of buyers’ perception that something must be wrong with it. To get the highest return on your Nashville house, sell it quickly! In our latest post, check out our…
5 proven tips to sell your Nashville home faster!
Get Rid of Your Stuff
Seriously. You’re moving into a new home anyway, so clean the house and pack up now. Before you list, advertise, or have a single showing, box up and store EVERYTHING that isn’t vital. People viewing your home will consciously (or subconsciously) be turned off by clutter and items that appear too personal in a home. Make it easy for them to picture themselves living in the home, and not feel like they’re intruding on your space. After all, this is what you want, right? Keep you decor neutral so they can visual how they’ll put their personal touches. Hiring a professional to give you advise on staging your house can end up paying off in the long run.
Price it Right
From day 1, make sure you price your home correctly. A great agent will be able to help advise you, however make sure you do your own homework. What are other houses in the neighborhood actually selling for? Run some comps, and don’t price too high. Look at sales prices of recently sold homes in your are, not currently listing prices. Many people go for the highest imaginable price, hoping to snag a buyer. However, most of the time, this only leads to impending price cuts. And while you are finagling with price, your listing is dropping further and further down the line. In addition, repetitive price drops will make you look desperate or give the impression that there is something wrong with the house. By starting off with a well-researched price, you will be able to hit the market and be competitive with other listings in your area.
The majority of people are shopping online for their next home. That means you have to capture their attention in only a matter of seconds. People scroll right past a house with bad or sub-par photos. The pictures you use in your ad should present the house in the best possible light. Consider renting a wide angle lens, or hiring a professional to help you get the right shots. Any fees you encounter are well worth it in the end.
They say, whether they know it or not, buyers decide right away if they will make an offer on a home. What potential buyers see as they are pulling up to the house, will set the overall tone of the showing. Unlike many other home improvements, curb appeal can usually be done at a low cost. A small investment here can have a big pay-off.
- Clean up and weed the garden/lawn
- Plant some flowers
- New hardware such as mailbox, address numbers and door handles
- Fresh coat of paint on the door
- New doormat
Highlight Your Neighborhood
When a person buys a home, they aren’t just buying the structure, they are buying the location and lifestyle. Showcase ALL of the things that make your neighborhood unique and inviting. Put together a packet to give to people viewing your house. Include information about recreational activities, restaurants and commute times. Let them know about parks, lakes, and anything you love about the area yourself. Is the neighborhood tightly knit? Block parties and holiday events? Make sure to highlight that as well! Most people are looking for a great home in a wonderful atmosphere. Highlighting the area can be just as important as highlighting the home itself!