Buying and selling a house can seem a tricky game to play. If you have been out of the real estate game for a while, a lot has changed in terms of finding homes and ways to market them. People are searching several websites for the best catch, looking at high quality photos and videos to snag the best deal. Tips from the insiders in the real estate market break the process down in easy steps to follow.
Find ways to sell faster, and reap more profits with these 5 secrets:
Boost your appraisal with smart preparation. Appraisers will instantly be turned off if your home includes excess clutter or lingering smells of smoke or animals (think litter box). Put away the toaster, hide the magazines littering your coffee table, and get rid of odors by shampooing the carpets and lighting a few candles. A cleaner more streamlined home appears larger, and for any potential buyers, will help them envision the “clean start” they’ll get by purchasing your home.
Sell your home faster with a home tour video. Did you know more than 80 percent of buyers now find their homes online? Make a strong first impression by not only having stunning pictures but also a YouTube video that takes them on a virtual walk through. Your video has the potential to reach more homebuyers, which creates more demand for your house and higher bids.
Know which home additions and remodels add value. Looking to spruce up the home with some improvements or additions? Some improvements add more value than others. Zillow lists some of the best returns on investments like adding an attic bedroom (returns 93 percent of the $39,000 price tag), basement remodel (returns 90 percent of $51,000), and kitchen remodel, which returns 91 percent of $44,000. Garages and home offices only return 64 and 72 percent, respectively.
Talk your way into a quicker sale. Think not only about what your home offers, but what the neighborhood and surrounding community can give buyers. Talk up the schools, nearby parks, or short drive to shopping and restaurants. Your real estate agent could miss these advantages, and since you’ve lived there, you know first hand what the neighborhood is really like, so be sure to highlight the good stuff.
A 15-year fixed mortgage monthly payment isn’t much more than a 30-year loan. A lower interest rate means less interest to pay overall, and makes the cost difference between that loan and a 30-year loan less than you might think.
In the market for a home in Las Vegas? Ryan Crighton and his dedicated team at Rothwell Gornt Homes have spent years learning the Las Vegas real estate market and its many complexities. The Crighton team has a vast knowledge of the Las Vegas valley if you need assistance selling your home. To contact the Crighton team of Las Vegas, visit our website or call us at (702) 930-8850 to make an appointment to buy or sell a home today.