Real Estate in Frederick Md and Central Maryland

Selling Your Frederick Home

Selling Your Frederick Home

Selling a home in the 21st Century has gotten more complicated in some ways, when you consider the technologies that we use today.Today’s technologies allow us to market your home to the world:

But in some ways, selling your Frederick home is the fundamentally the same as it always has been… positioning your home correctly in the market.

This includes getting your home in the best condition, setting the right price, marketing your home in the best way, and getting your home in front of the most potential buyers.There are 5 keys to getting your home sold, the first is to get your home in the best condition possible.

First impressions make a significant impact on a buyer’s decision-making process!

Once your home goes on the market, it becomes a product. Home Styling or Staging simply allows you to highlight the best of your home and de-emphasize its flaws. It’s not about decorating, but actually turning your home into a model, to appeal to the broadest range of prospective buyers. The goal is to make people feel like they could live there, and the best way to do this is to “neutralize” the surroundings.

Bathroom02.jpg Try out these helpful styling tips taken from Setting the Stage – REALTOR® Magazine Online. They’ve compiled the best tips from stagers and real estate pros—things you can do for little or no expense—to put a home in prime showing shape.

  • Clear out closets and clutter—sellers can give away or pack up toys, linens, and small kitchen appliances to store offsite. Buyers are also forgiving of storage boxes neatly tucked away in a garage or basement.
  • Focus most on the most visible areas—the foyer, kitchen, living room, master bedroom, and family room.
  • De-personalize the home by removing photos, mementos, and dated items.
  • Use plants in colorful pots or inexpensive wicker baskets to fill in empty spaces.
  • Look to home catalogs for little details on beautifying the home. For instance, group books, pictures, and objects d’art appealingly on bookcases.
  • Try angling one or two pieces of furniture slightly and move furniture 4 inches to 6 inches from the wall to create more interesting room spaces.
  • Put away large collections— porcelains, plates, and so on.
  • Remove valuables, prescription medicine, collectibles, and breakables.
  • Trim trees, prune shrubs, and make sure the lawn is mowed and watered regularly.
  • In summer, turn on the sprinklers for five minutes, 30 minutes before the open house. It makes the lawn and driveway sparkle.
  • Refrain from cooking anything that leaves a distinctive odor, such as fish, garlic, or cabbage.
  • Hire a professional service to clean the home, including the carpets and the windows.
  • Set the dining room table with attractive linens, dishes, and stemware.
  • Arrange fresh or silk flowers throughout the home.
  • Light a fire in the fireplace in fall and winter.
  • A mirror in a pretty frame can make a small room feel more open.
  • Use as much natural light as possible. Add extra lamps in dark rooms or corners.
  • Make functional repairs—fix dripping faucets, sticking doors, and broken fences.
  • Bring in another pair of eyes—even if it’s not a professional stylist. The person may see problems you and have missed.

Here are 15 more Staging Rules for Frederick Home Sellers. And Easy Ways to Improve Your Home’s Appeal

Priced to Sell

The second step in home selling is to price the home in the correct window. How does one determine the “correct price window”? Sellers need to remember that the market will determine the price of their home, not the sellers themselves. A CMA, Comparative Market Analysis, is necessary to determine the right price window.

A price window is a good idea to establish a low and high parameter. Using the comparable sales for homes in the area and in your price range will determine what the market will bear. Positioning your home in the market is critical for the first 4 to 6 weeks of your marketing time. During this time, your home will receive the most attention. If you’re priced too high, your home will be overlooked.

Contact the Highland Group today for your complimentary CMA:

Frederick Real Estate Online
8923 Fingerboard Rd. Ste. 300 FrederickMD21704 USA 
 • 301-401-5119