Home prices in Bethesda are soaring, and most homes go under contract quickly after hitting the market. If you have Bethesda, MD, real estate to sell, you’ll have a good chance of commanding multiple competitive offers when you list your home for sale. This article will provide additional tips and tricks to help you stand out and attract more buyers to your listing.
Get an inspection ahead of time
Suppose your home has significant foundation damage or mechanical or structural concerns. In that case, the buyer might prefer to leave the deal or reopen negotiations about the sales price. You can avoid these surprises by scheduling your inspection before putting your home on the market. This allows you to address any concerns that may otherwise affect the price you command on your home.
Make a few minor upgrades
Price your home to stand out
Once you know this number, you can look at the current availability of homes in your price range. Perhaps there’s a gap in the market where your home could stand out as the only available option based on how you strategically choose a price point. For example, if your home could appraise for $700,000 and there are currently no homes for sale between $700,000 and $750,000, pricing your home in this range will allow you to dominate that portion of the market.
Think carefully about how you will stage your home
Start by depersonalizing each room in your home. Buyers may feel awkward if they notice family pictures or college diplomas on the walls. You should also clear any clutter that doesn’t accentuate your home’s layout and functionality. You don’t want your buyers to become so distracted by looking at your possessions that they fail to notice the home's appearance.
You can also use scents to create a more pleasant atmosphere inside your home — but don’t go overboard. Plugging multiple air fresheners into the wall in each room can be overwhelming for some guests who may have sensitivities to strong smells. Consider using fresh scents like rosemary or thyme instead.
Get creative with your marketing plan
Most sellers will hire a professional photographer to take the pictures they will include with their listing. You can also consider the benefits of using social media to market your home. Many sellers find that they can cast a wider net by running a promoted Facebook ad campaign that allows them to target specific demographics.
Decide if you’ll have an open house
Find an experienced real estate agent
Amalia Morales Garicoits is an experienced Bethesda, MD, real estate agent known for her integrity and dedication to each client. Her clients appreciate her expert negotiating skills and her ability to create innovative marketing solutions. Reach out to Amalia if you’re looking for a passionate and energetic guide who can walk you through selling your home. She would love to help you however she can.
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