Even though the market has slowed down for the year, Buyers continue to look for new Havasu homes during the winter. In fact, if they’re looking now, you know they’re serious. You need to be ready for them when they show up at your door. If you’ve got your house on the market right now, utilize these tried and true Havasu home selling tips. You’ll be fielding offers in no time.
Tried and True Havasu Home Selling Tips
Spic And Span
First of all, your Havasu home needs to shine. That means clearing the clutter and getting down to the real nitty gritty…cleaning. Everything must sparkle from the ceiling to the carpet. If possible, you can hire someone to whip your home into shape for showing. Many cleaning companies offer a “move out” special. They’ll clean baseboards, cupboards, appliances and more. Or, you can put your own elbow grease into it. Make sure all scuff marks are removed from the walls. Clean every single window until it shines. Wipe down the vents and ceiling fan blades to remove dust buildup. Buyers look everywhere in a home. So, clean everything.
Another one of my Havasu home selling tips involves staging your home. How do those spec homes look so good? Staging. Talk to your Lake Havasu REALTOR@. They might be able to recommend a pro to do the job for you. Or, they may have taken a class or two on the subject and can help you themselves. If a professional isn’t in the budget right now, visit Houzz.com for some great staging tips you can do yourself.
After decluttering, cleaning, and staging, you need to photograph it. Consider hiring a pro to take the photos. An overwhelming majority of buyers start their search online. They do this even before they hire an agent. You want your photos to be perfect. If the photos aren’t of good quality, they may stop a buyer from ever looking at your property in person. Can’t afford a professional? You could do it yourself. While cell phones have come a long way, they’re no substitute for a good digital camera. Open up your blinds or curtains and turn on all interior lights before you take your pictures. Stand in a corner of the room to capture more of it instead of a flat, dead-on shot. Take photos from higher angles, looking down on a room. Capture the look of your home’s exterior during the day as well as at night, when it’s lit up by bright exterior and pool lights. A good sunset shot always shows off a home well.
The Price is Right
If you don’t listen to my other Havasu home selling tips, please listen to this one. Pricing is key. I can’t say this enough. Make sure to price your Lake Havasu home correctly from the beginning. Again, talk to your Havasu REALTOR@ about current comps in your neighborhood. When they tell you what buyers will pay, listen to them…even if you think it should be more. They have your best interest at heart. They also know the market. You hired them for their expertise. Use it.
Finally, always make sure your Havasu home is ready for a showing. And then make yourself scarce. You never know when a buyer may want to stop by. Pick up toys after they’re done being used. Empty the trash every day. Clean up spills right after they occur. If you want to sell your home fast, you need to make sure it looks its best at all times. That way, a quick phone call from your REALTOR@ won’t result in a panic as you try to prepare for the buyer to stop by.
Selling your property during the slower winter months? Don’t let it languish on the market too long. Follow these Havasu home selling tips for a quicker home sale.
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