Price it Right
Both agents and buyers will familiarize themselves on the market before they go out looking at homes. They know what’s a good deal and what isn’t and you’ll save yourself time and hassle if you price it right from the start. Homes in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Uptown, Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet, Downtown and the North Loop all move very quickly. Price it right and your home will be sold in days!
Enhance the Curb Appeal
The small details go a long way. Plant some flowers, touch up the paint and keep the lawn looking well-maintained. Prospective buyers will form an opinion the moment they pull up to your home–make it a good one.
You want your home to appear homey to potential buyers, but not personalized to you. Real estate agent Chris Carrow recommends removing all family photos and drawings on the fridge before showing your home. You want prospective buyers to envision their family in the home, not yours.
Leave the Home During Showings
You want possible buyers to feel at-home and comfortable when viewing your house. Leaving your home during showings allows them to peek into closets and bedrooms without feeling like an intruder in the house. Take a stroll around Lake Calhoun–when you come back, your home may be sold!
Stage the Home
If you have rooms in the home without obvious roles, give them one. You want buyers to envision their life in the home and how they can fill each room in the home to make it their own. An odd-shaped nook in the corner could be staged as a small office for example, or an alcove off the kitchen could be staged as a pantry. Be creative!