5 Tips to Sell Your Home Quickly

Keller Williams Realtors and The Caplan Group understand the importance of first impressions when selling a home. Creating curb appeal and other tips will help sell your home quickly and for a higher price. Some things are less obvious but can have a big influence on a buyers first impressions.

Fowl Odors: We love our pets and many home owners are accustom to the smells of the favorite feline or other pet. Empty the garbage, don’t let dirty clothes pile up, run a lemon rind through the disposal, give wood furniture a quick polish, and for goodness sake, clean the litter box!

Distracting Doggie: We love our furry canines but they can be a big distraction to perspective buyers touring your home. Leave your dog in his crate while people look at your house. He won’t bother anyone. A barking dog however is extremely distracting when prospects are trying to get a detailed look at your house. If your dog isn’t comfortable in the crate make alternative plans when there are showings.

Dirty Dishes: Do you want buyers to think you’re a slob who couldn’t be bothered to put the dishes in the dishwasher — and probably hasn’t taken very good care of the house? If it means you have to take your family out to breakfast, make sure to leave your kitchen pristine. The same goes for the bathroom. Dry the inside of the sink and the surrounding counter completely before you leave the house.

Leaving things As Is: You may be used to the bulb hanging from the ceiling where you planned to instal a fixture. A perspective buyer may get the feeling you don’t get around to fixing other things in the house. Everything in your home must be in good working order before you put it on the market. This process can take a few weeks, but it will be worth the wait to fix all broken fixtures, change all burned-out light bulbs, repair any flaws in the walls and refresh any paint that needs it.

Personal Items/Teams Items:
Pittsburgher’s love their sports teams! While you may love your custom Steeler wallpaper with matching yellow and black shag carpet it’s distracting to a buyer. De-clutter and remove any sports memorabilia, personal photos, general clutter and of course anything you wouldn’t want your mother to see!