Minneapolis homes are now selling at breakneck speed. With rising demand and low inventory, Twin Cities is one of the hottest markets in the United States. Take advantage of the housing boom by selling your property for top dollar.
These tips will help you find a qualified buyer, fast.
- Declutter your home
Clutter is unsightly and takes away from the beauty of your home. When preparing your home for a sale, move your bulky furniture, collectibles, and other knick-knacks into a storage unit while you list the property and look for a new residence. Clearing away clutter opens up the space and creates the illusion of a larger home. It also eliminates obstructions so that the space in your home flows freely from one area to the next. Don’t forget closets and drawers, too – toss out 50% of what’s in them because storage that’s full to overflowing makes buyers think the space is smaller than it really is.
- Depersonalize your home
Put away any personal effects including photos, travel souvenirs, trophies, and unusual art. Using neutral décor appeals to a larger pool of potential buyers and allows them to imagine your home as their own. You can also consult with home staging professionals. They’re in the business of prepping your home so that it can sell faster.
- Let there be light
Bring in as much natural light as possible by drawing the curtains and opening windows. If your home doesn’t get a lot of natural light, consider installing skylights. Or, add artificial light in key spots of your home – to illuminate a dark corner, highlight an architectural detail, or add warmth and cheeriness to a room. Remember to turn all the lights on during open houses.
Giving the walls a fresh coat of paint can also brighten up the room. Colors like a light, neutral shade of gray can improve the look and feel of the space. Deep cleaning will go a long way in brightening up fixtures and windows.
- Boost curb appeal
You only have a few seconds to make a positive first impression, so freshen up your home’s exterior with a new coat of paint. Spruce up your front yard but don’t go overboard with the landscaping – some buyers may see it as a pain to maintain. You can also pressure-wash the exterior walls, front door, walkway, and driveway.
- Invest in professional photography and videography
Most buyers start their search online, so grab their attention with high quality photos and videos showcasing the strengths of your home. A real estate photographer can highlight the positives of the property while downplaying its weaknesses. Consider using drone footage if your property is massive or if you want to highlight the architecture or unique features of your property.
- Work with the right agent
When selling a home, hiring the right listing agent is half the battle. A good agent will market your home, find qualified buyers, and schedule open houses. They can also help you vet offers and choose the best one.
Take advantage of Minneapolis’ competitive housing market. Let me, Adam Fonda, make it easy for you to sell your home. Call me at 612-308-5008 or send an email to Adam(dotted)Fonda(at)LakesMN(dotted)com.