Tips for Selling Your House in New Jersey

Tips for Selling Your House in New Jersey

Home buyers in New Jersey have different needs. This requires that you prepare your sales strategy accordingly to help increase home showings and makes for faster sales. Here are 4 ways to attract interested home buyers:

1. Declutter

Seriously. You’re moving into a new home anyway, so pack up now. Before you list, advertise, or have a single showing, box up and store EVERYTHING that isn’t vital. People viewing your home will consciously (or subconsciously) be turned off by clutter and items that appear too personal in a home. They will feel as if they are intruding on your space, and will never fully be able to picture themselves living in the house. (Which is what you ultimately want.) As far as decor, keep it neutral. Consider hiring a professional stager to add the right touches to your house.

2. Price it Right

From day 1 your home needs to be priced correctly. A great agent will be able to help advise you, however you should do a bit of homework on your own. What are other houses in the neighborhood actually selling for? Run some comps, and don’t price too high. Many people go for the highest imaginable price, hoping to snag a buyer. However, most of the time, this only leads to impending price cuts. And while you are finagling with price, your listing is dropping further and further down the line. In addition, repetitive price drops will make you look desperate or give the impression that there is something wrong with the house. By starting off with a well-researched price, you will be able to hit the market and be competitive with other listings in your area.

3. Make your Property Enticing

They say, whether they know it or not, buyers decide right away if they will make an offer on a home. What potential buyers see as they are pulling up to the house, will set the overall tone of the showing. Unlike many other home improvements, curb appeal can usually be done at a low cost. Clean up and weed the garden/lawn. Plant some flowers. New hardware such as mailbox, address numbers and door handles. Fresh coat of paint on the door. New doormat

4. Get all your Paperwork in Order

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