RealtySouth Blog | Roundup for Sellers: Tips to Sell Your Home

Roundup for Sellers: Tips to Sell Your Home

Date originally published on: July 30, 2018



Sellers, we’ve rounded up a handful of articles and posts all in one place on tips for selling your home. When you work with a RealtySouth REALTOR®, you’re presenting your home to a large network of buyers. From listing your property to getting it sold, your real estate agent will market your home on a whole host of online outlets. What sells a home? Well, the local market has a hand in this, but also factors such as price, high-quality images and unique or valuable features of the home. Sellers, discover these interesting reads on how to prep your home and for the sell and boost your “home for sale.”



Ready to List to Sell? We’ve Got Buyers.

Explore seller tips for your home inside and out. When buyers see your property listed online or anywhere else, they’ll be moved to view it in person. How your home appears, smells and what it has to offer compared to similar listings can beckon an offer from a buyer or turn them away. Staging your home makes quite an impact. appeals to all the senses of potential buyers, with guidance from your RealtySouth REALTOR®.

  • Exterior

It starts at the curb! Buyers drive by a home in the morning, during the day, and at night, on weekdays and weekends.

  • Bright and light

Open up the space by removing extra collectibles, minimizing the photos and art on the walls, keep the kitchen and bath surfaces clean and bare, tidy up the closets, make sure all lights turn on and bulbs are working in fixtures, straighten up the pantry and bookshelves – do what it takes to bring the light inside the home.

  • Invite them inside

Place a nice plant or two on the front porch, near the mailbox, or in the kitchen window. Make sure all odors are eliminated.

  • Staging

Talk to your trusted agent to help you prepare for the photographer and the property tours.

“Homes that stand out often get noticed faster when they are amongst others in a similar price range.”





The 7 Most Financially Savvy Home Upgrades You Can Make

Selling your home doesn’t have to mean spending tons and tons of money. This post provides seven ways you can make your home more attractive to buyers, that doesn’t break the bank. Adding upgrades here and there to your home can add value in a timely manner. Relevant changes that happen to be on trend may help sway a buyer’s decision. Here are a few top contenders from the articles below.

  • Crown molding

This feature is purely visual and adds to the aesthetics of the home. Beauty sells.  This decorative trim can make a room pop by clearly distinguishing between wall and ceiling.

“Crown molding makes rooms seem both bigger taller. It’s an elegant addition to any home.”

  • Deck/Patio

The home will be a place of gathering and when the right holidays come around, homeowners will want to fire up the grill outside or have a shindig. Adding or extending the back deck would be a definite plus.

Homeowners who add a wooden deck to their properties recoup on average nearly 81 percent of the project’s cost when they sell the home…”

  • Make way for storage

Consider a first-time home buyer or a young, newly engaged or newlywed couple who’s moving from an apartment to a house. One of the many benefits of moving to a house is the storage space potential, compared to a rented flat or unit. Adding creative nooks and areas for storage aids in organization, which is a double plus to a home buyer.

…it makes good financial sense to add to its value with space-enhancing investments.




Staging Your Home: How to Make Buyers Fall in Love

This post breaks down why and how you should stage your home to stir buyers to act. From statistics to budgeting to what rooms to focus on, there are good ideas to glean from this read.

“77% of buyers’ agents said staging makes it easier for their buyer to visualize the property as their future home. It’s like helping the buyer dream it so they can achieve it — and so you and your agent can make the sale.”


The Steps to Selling Your Home

What makes this article such a good read, in addition to how it gives a rundown of steps to take, is its perspective. If you’re selling your home, chances are you’ll be buying another. This article keeps this in mind with a type to sell before you buy – obviously and rightfully so.

“Before selling your home, before you start making repairs or marking dates on your calendar for an open house, it’s smart to prepare a home selling plan.”



Sell Your Home. Save Your Sanity.

This post pretty much gives you the whole book on selling your home. This is a seller’s guide.

“…empower home sellers with the tools and information to feel more comfortable with the process.”


Baby Boomers: Here’s How to Sell Your Home to Millennials

Millennials are buying homes. There are more and more first-time home buyers entering the market and there’s a certain way to market to this demographic. As time goes on and technology evolves, so does the way sellers and buyers interact.

“Shopping for a home has evolved over the years. Here’s what you need to know about the new generation of buyers.”


Selling Your Home? Don’t Neglect These 6 Maintenance Tasks—or Else

Forgetting about maintenance can and often times is a serious deal-breaker. Your property is a pretty big investment which means the upkeep you tend to over the years eventually pays off — such as in the form of a sell. Don’t forgo the yard work and the gutters. Keeping your HVAC serviced and checking the roof are huge aspects people consider when buying a home. A fresh cut backyard/front yard goes a long way in making an impression. The maintenance you put into the property you’re selling will be well worth it.

“…a little routine maintenance can help you avoid a catastrophic problem down the line (e.g., burst pipes, roof leaks, critters moving into your attic) that could devalue your property and derail that sale.”



4 Surprising Things That May Increase How Much Your Home Is Worth

One of the first things that come to mind before you even start the process of selling your home is determining it’s worth in value. This thought might’ve even popped into your head when you first purchased the home. Your RealtySouth REALTOR® can help you understand what affects the value of your home. Use this handy tool to estimate the value of your home today.

Consider the location of your home. “Location, location, location” has never ringed more true in real estate, when it comes to pricing. Is your home nearby hot amenities, plenty of shopping, restaurants, parks and venues?

“…several surprising things that can affect either the existing value of your home or the price someone is willing to pay for it…”




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