Looking to sell your home? If so, then now is a good time. Despite a slow 2020 first quarter (thanks to coronavirus), the demand for homes in northern Virginia and D.C. spiked during the second half of 2020—and that trend promises to continue into 2021.
Still, if you’re thinking about listing your home, there are some steps you’ll want to take to make it more marketable so you can get top dollar.
1. Start With Your Curb Appeal
There’s just no denying the importance of curb appeal; even if your home is absolutely stunning on the inside, you may have a hard time getting potential buyers to look past an unattractive exterior. Take some time to boost your home’s curb appeal by freshening up the landscaping, power washing your home’s exterior, or maybe applying a fresh coat of paint to the front door.
2. Declutter and Organize
If you have “junk” piling up in your garage, closets, and other storage spaces throughout your home—now is the time to tackle these common problem areas. Clutter is one of your biggest enemies when you’re trying to sell a home, so a little organization goes a long way. Some sellers even rent out storage units to hide their excess “stuff” while they’re trying to sell.
3. Get Less Personal
As much as you love that gallery wall that’s adorned with family photos, your potential buyers will actually prefer to see more neutral decor. This makes it easier for them to envision themselves living in the space. This could also be a good time to repaint main living areas of your home with more neutral and subtle colors. Not sure where to begin? Hiring a home staging company can be helpful.
These are just a few of the many steps you can take to make your home more marketable and possibly reduce the amount of time it sits on the market. Still, perhaps the easiest way to sell your home quickly without needing to take additional steps is to simply sell it to an investor! By doing so, you can get a quick cash offer without the hassle and costs of preparing your home for the market.