Thinking about listing your home and wondering how to stand out against other homes in Cedar Park? Take a look at these tips and tricks to prepare your home for the market.
Curb Appeal Is Key
The exterior of your home is the first thing the buyers see when they pull up to the home. Make sure to remove any weeds or overgrown plants and add some landscaping to set the tone for the rest of the home. If a buyer pulls into the driveway and isn’t impressed with the exterior, they may not even take the time to go inside the home and see the interior.
Cleaning and Decluttering
When buyers walk into your home, they want to be able to imagine themselves living there. Take some time to deep clean, get rid of excess clutter, and remove any personal items from the home. This will make the home have a lasting first impression.
Make Necessary Repairs
If you know there are small things in the home that can be repaired quickly and not cost you a ton of money, now is the time to fix them. These are things the buyers may notice while walking around the home and ask to be repaired, so you might as well get ahead of it.
Price Your Home Appropriately
Avoid overpricing your home because if you do, your home will sit on the market and lose its advertising buzz. Trust your REALTOR® and trust the comparables – your offer will come.
Avoid Additional Possession Time/Rent-Backs
When a buyer’s offer is accepted, they usually want to move into the home ASAP. If the buyer is financing the home, usually 30 days from the under-contract date is when the closing date will be. So make sure you have moving plans in place and avoid asking for additional possession time or rent-back options.
Pay A Portion of the Buyer’s Closing Costs
When negotiating offers with buyers, remember that you have the option to pay a portion of the buyer’s closing costs. This is what a lot of builders in the area do, and it can help offset some of the buyer’s cost plus make your home look more attractive. Your REALTOR® can also include this in your listing so potential buyers are aware upfront.
So when you’re preparing to list your home for the Cedar Park market in the next few months, be sure to remember these few items. If you have any questions or need any recommendations on what to do to get your home ready to list, contact Prism Realty. We’re happy to help!