Are you looking to place your house on the market? It can be a scary and exciting experience all at the same time. Showing the world your loving home might even leave you feeling vulnerable. With our help and these 5 selling secrets, you can rest assured knowing that you are doing everything in your power to help create a quick sale.

Secret #1 – Find a Trusted Realtor

When it comes to selling a house, it can be an emotional and stressful experience. If you are selling for the first time, you might not be aware of all the details that go into selling.

That is where your realtor comes in. This is one way your realtor works for that percentage of commission you are giving them. If you have found an experienced realtor, you can trust that they will walk you through each step of the process. The first thing he or she might do is to come to your home, give a market analysis, and share with you tips on what to do to prepare your house. Their experience will help lead you.

Be open with them about your goals, desires, and even insecurities. They are your partner in this process. This is a great time to remember that as they give you tips, it is important to not take their words personally.

Secret #2 – Utilize a Stager 

If you found a great realtor, he or she might have connections to a local stager. While a realtor is going to give you insights on what sells a home, a stager will help to give insights on how to move furniture around to help showcase the best qualities of your home.

For example, one family was selling their home, and they had an eat-in kitchen. It was practical for this family to have a bench on the back side of the table for the children and chairs for the adults on the other.

When a stager came into the home, they switched the chairs around. They placed the chairs in the back and the bench in the front creating a cascading look that was more pleasing to the eye. While it wasn’t the most practical choice for their family, it helped to showcase the space in a more positive way.  

Secret # 3 – Depersonalize

It makes perfect sense to showcase your beautiful family around your home, but when you are selling, you want other families to be able to picture themselves in your home. Pack up those treasured photos for your next home.

Secret #4 – Declutter

While it is pretty much impossible to live without some clutter, when you are placing your home on the market, it is important to showcase every possible place and have it cleaned out and organized. This might take time, so plan that into your schedule.

Be prepared for buyers to look in your closets and drawers. When they look into your hall closet, you want them to think, “Wow, they are super clean and organized.” It will help them feel better about you as seller and help to showcase the great aspects of your home. It will also help your closets, rooms, and spaces to feel more open.

Secret #5 – Utilize a Storage Unit

When you are trying to declutter it can be an overwhelming process. Where are you going to put all your stuff? Utilizing some kind of storage unit might feel like an unnecessary step, but getting some of your larger items out of the home can help your home feel large and clean.

You can choose to do a pod type of storage that will come to your home so you can fill up a unit, or use a storage unit where you bring your belongings by yourself. Either way, having a storage unit can help the decluttering process and might even push you to organize yourself in the process.

Wrapping Up

It can be an overwhelming process when it comes to selling your home. With the help of these 5 secrets, and a great realtor, you can relax and feel confident about the process. Put your anxiety aside, get excited about your next home, and watch as your home is featured in the best possible way.

If you have questions, please give contact us. We have a dynamic team here at the Jamey Kramer Group that would love to partner with you in the exciting process of selling your house.