When choosing to sell a house in New Orleans, you’ll likely want the process to take as little time as possible. After all, time is money, right? The longer it takes to sell, the more it ends up costing you in the long run. Utility bills, taxes, and insurance payments only stop once the sale is finalized.
Statistics show that the longer your home sits on the market, the less likely you are to get your asking price. To get the highest return on your New Orleans house, sell it quickly! In our latest blog, check out our…
5 proven tips to sell your home faster in New Orleans!
Get Rid of Your Stuff
Before listing, advertising, or showing your home, box up and store all unnecessary items. Clutter and personal items will consciously (or subconsciously) turn off potential buyers. The goal is to help them imagine themselves living in the house, not to make them feel as if they are intruding your space. Keep decor neutral, and consider hiring a professional stager to add the right touches.
Most people are shopping online for their next home, so you need to quickly grab their attention. A house with sub-par photos will be scrolled past. Present your house in the best light and rent a wide angle lens, or consider hiring a professional to get the right shots. Any fees will be worth it in the end.
The overall tone of the showing is set by what potential buyers see as they pull up to the house. 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
Price it Right
Your house should be priced correctly from the start. A great agent will advise you, but you should also do some research on your own. What are other houses in the neighborhood selling for? Run some comps, and don’t price too high. High prices only lead to impending price cuts. Repetitive price drops make you look desperate or imply that something is wrong with the house. Starting off with a well-researched price allows you to hit the market competitively.
Highlight Your Neighborhood
A person isn’t only buying the house itself, they are buying the location and lifestyle. Showcase everything that makes your neighborhood unique and inviting, and create a packet to give to people viewing your house. Include information about recreational activities, restaurants, and commute times. Inform them about parks, lakes, and anything you love about the area yourself. Most people are looking for a great home in a wonderful atmosphere. Highlighting the area can be just as important as highlighting the home itself!