An experienced personal trainer, Alex Garbiso has owned and operated Mile High Nutrition and Fitness since 2015. When he is not training with clients, Alex Garbiso enjoys researching real estate and intends to expand this interest into a career.
To be successful in real estate, it is essential to understand what it takes to sell a house. Below are a few tips homeowners and realtors should consider when putting a home on the market.
Often, homeowners seeking to sell their property can expedite the process by pricing the home correctly from the outset. Many sellers price their homes too high at first, with the assumption that they can always lower it later. However, most activity happens in the first few weeks the house is on the market. Sellers can draw potential buyers in during this peak time by listing on the low end, as many passionate buyers will still bid high to secure the property.
Sellers also need to make the property visually appealing to those buyers, and this requires neutralizing the décor. Buyers want to envision themselves in a home, and sellers can help them do so by removing family photos and children’s artwork in favor of more generic colors and accents. This neutral look should be present at all times, if possible, as walk-throughs can happen at any time.
For this same reason, sellers should be sure that the home always looks presentable and in good repair. This may mean replacing certain appliances or features, particularly in the kitchen, as buyers tend to spend the most time thinking about that part of the house. Buyers need not upgrade to excess, as this can cost more than it will return, but the updating of a few prominent features can go a long way toward increasing the home’s appeal.