Wednesday, November 9, 2016

5 Hot Tips to Sell Your House for Top Dollar

Want to sell before the end of the year?  801.828.8015

This year has been a HOT year for real estate and there is still time to sell your house by the end of the year if that’s what you’d like to do.  You can also take a little time to give your house a little face lift and really get the top dollar when selling your home.  Going into the winter months is a great time of year to do that.  There are many things that will help sell your house for top dollar and we have learned the tips and tricks to do just that.  Here are five hot tips we have found that will sell your house for the highest price.

First of all if you want to sell your house before the end of the year then you will want to get your house listed ASAP.  If you live in Utah and you’d like to know what you could sell your house for right now send a text to 801-828-8015 with the word “comps” and your home address.  We can look at the houses that are similar to yours in the area and give you a good idea of what you could sell your home for right now.  If you are just curious what “projects” you could do that will give you the biggest **Bang** for your $$Buck$$ then read on, we have some other HOT tips for you below.  Listing your house with a real estate agent puts your house on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) so you have a much wider audience and listing with an experienced SELLING agent that also flips homes, gives you insider information on the best way to sell your house fast and get top dollar for it.  That’s what we do….. so text us today if you want to sell by the end of the year.

If you’d like to take a little time over these next wintry months to work on a few things around the house but just don’t know where to start or what is going to be the best return on value we have some GREAT ideas for you.  One of the best things you want to do to get the highest possible market value for your house is give it a quick face lift.  Paint is an inexpensive way to give your house a fresh feel.  Make sure you are using the newest trends in color themes, not just your style. We can let you in on the latest trends in the market and how to make it really work for your house.  Also, not all paint is created equal and we’re happy to give you some great tips whether you are doing it yourself or hiring a professional, give us a call first and we’d be happy to give you some short cuts that make a BIG difference.

Next, you want to DECLUTTER. You might love all those pictures on the walls and all the many knickknacks and decorations that fill your house but a potential buyer wants to be able to see the space and create what it could look like with their “stuff” in it.  To allow the buyer to get a feel for this you need to really go through your house and get rid of a lot of the clutter, by keeping it very minimal you will give the feel of an open and fresh space…..this is the key to every new home buyer’s heart.  You might consider getting a short term storage unit if you have a lot of precious “things” you want to save….. OR…… begin to get rid of what is not necessary because it will be a lot easier to move when the day arrives to box everything up!  An added bonus is it is a lot easier to paint when there is less “stuff”…. Win/win!

After you have cleared your clutter and given the inside walls of your house a fresh face lift think about updating some of the hardware. It’s amazing what new light fixtures, door handles and cabinet knobs can do for a place.  Of course, you want to be replacing the hardware with the HOT NEW trends so again, reach out to us for the hook up on these updates.  You don’t want to make the mistake of spending money on hardware that is not going to really catch the eye of your new home buyer.  We can help with this and make sure the paint and new fixtures all flow with the existing space and pack a WOWSER punch for new owners.

And the last thing you can do without spending a ton of money is give your home some great curb appeal.  Cut down ratty old trees, trim those overgrown bushes (or pull them out), put down new bark dust (did you know you can get free bark dust from Murray City?), cut the grass and trim the edges.  You’d be surprised just how much these little things can do to bring back LIFE and ZEST to your homes curb appeal.  You might want to pressure wash the garage door and the siding if it needs some sprucing up.  Also, consider putting up some inexpensive shutters or painting your front door.  Again, we can help tell you exactly the compliments we get on our houses from future home buyers and the right tweaks that will let your house stand out far above the competition.

At the end of the day, if you want to sell your house for top dollar you have to start thinking about what the future buyer of your house is looking for in a new home.  We know the trends, we know what sells and we have some pretty sweet hook-ups we can refer you to.  We’d love to list your house for you and walk you through the selling process so you can get top dollar.  It all starts with a call or text to us.  Want to sell by the end of the year???  Text or call and we’ll help you start the process.  We’ll even help you find your new place too.  Buying and selling houses is what we do, we’d love to help you do it too!  Trent Nielsen and Sheri Joi 801.828.8015