7 Tips for First Time Home Sellers in Reno

Dated: May 27 2019

Views: 120

You may find yourself in a situation where it is important to quickly sell your home. You're ready to upgrade to a bigger home or perhaps your dream home finally came on the market. Regardless of your reasons, there are several methods at your disposal to help you get your house sold and cash in your hands.

Find the best price: Look at comparable homes in the area and make sure to price your home within a reasonable price range of homes like yours. Your realtor is an excellent source of information where this is concerned. Listen to their advice and choose a price at which you can all be happy. If you can make your home stand out to local buyers by being the most affordable you are already ahead of the competition. You don't want your home to be on the market forever because you haven't priced it competitively. The longer a home is on the market the more people will believe there is something wrong with your property. Make sure that what you have to offer a buyer looks good not only structurally but also financially. 

Find an excellent realtor: Hiring the best broker will help you to make sure your home moves quickly. If you want to sell your house quickly you need to hire someone who has the ambition and drive to get things done. Don't be afraid to ask for references before you choose someone to represent your home. Choose someone who is knowledgeable about the current climate of real estate in Reno, and with whom you can establish an excellent relationship. 

Jump right in: waiting for the "right time" to sell will leave you constantly waiting. By the time you put your home on the market your potential buyers may have already bought something else. The right time to get started is today! 

Make your home look as great as possible: Staging is infinitely more important than you realize. You don't have to hire a professional stager or make more expensive repairs, but the way your home looks definitely matters. People make quick decisions based on first impressions, so de-clutter, clean up and allow your home to put its best foot forward before inviting prospective buyers into your house. By cleaning up and putting away your personal belongings you are allowing the home to shine. You could even consider getting a storage unit to put all your things in before bringing in potential buyers. Once your personal belongings are put away, think about small investments that will make your home feel more welcoming. A new mat by the door, new throw pillows, or a basket of fresh fruit goes a long way to make your house feel like home. 

Take great photos: They say a picture is worth a thousand words, then make sure you put some effort into what story you want those photographs to tell. Use good, natural light and wide angle lenses to showcase your space effectively. You could even consider hiring a professional photographer to help you. Other important things to remember are to open all the blinds/curtains, turn on all the lights and make sure ceiling fans are off. 

Improve the curb appeal: If you want someone to come take a look at your home, you want their first impression to be great. Mow your lawn, clean up your landscaping and toss a fresh coat of paint on the porch. Some quick clean up and repairs can make a world of difference. When you are expecting potential buyers make sure you've brought trash cans in from the curb as well. 

Follow these tips to give yourself a head start on the competition and you'll have your Reno home sold in no time. Contact us today to discuss how you can prepare to get your home on the market. 

Blog author image

Jock Ochiltree

During my 14 years as a realtor, I have guided over 200 customers/clients in buying or selling a home. The greatest reward is contributing to their satisfaction with this important event, minimizing s....

Latest Blog Posts

Tracking the Reno, Sparks Real Estate Market During Coronavirus

An End of April Look at Reno/Sparks Real Estate.Active Listings. End March 765. End April 801. (On 5/5).Under Contract. End March 704. End April 697. (On 5/5).          ;

Read More

When is the Best Time to Buy a New Home?

When is the Best Time to Buy a New Home?Published on June 10, 2019Edit articleView statsStatus is onlineJock OchiltreeeXp Realty - NV License S.0178090.Buying a new home is exciting, but a little

Read More

7 Tips for First Time Home Sellers in Reno

You may find yourself in a situation where it is important to quickly sell your home. You're ready to upgrade to a bigger home or perhaps your dream home finally came on the market. Regardless

Read More