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5 Things You Can Do To Get Your Home Ready To Sell In Sun Valley


Posted: November 02, 2017 at 12:00 AM by Rebekah Holten

1. DO YOUR RESEARCH

When it comes to Sun Valley real estate, you will find a lot of speculation out there on housing values, prices and market changes. Rather than believing all that you hear, make sure that your information comes from a reliable source. As a realtor, I have access to information the public doesn't. If you contact me, I can give you a FREE analysis of how much your house is worth. Zillow is not always the way to go.

2. NEUTRALIZE

While you may have loved that dark red accent wall you painted 5 years ago, the truth is most homebuyers will not. Neutral home décor, wall colors and even furniture can help buyers to see your home as a blank slate allowing them to picture themselves living in your home. On top of that, recent home design trends have been leaning towards neutral pallets. In an article from HGTV, designer Patrick Flynn explains “Colorless design is something that is really striking a chord as new and fresh. It’s all about the use of texture and shape rather than color and contrast.”

3. GET IT SQUEAKY CLEAN

Nothing makes a home feel better than a good, deep clean. Getting your home ready to sell means cleaning and decluttering as much as possible. Dusting off the baseboards, cleaning out the closets and making sure all the built-up gunk and junk are gone makes a BIG difference when it comes to selling your home.

4. LIVEN UP THE OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES

Outdoor spaces are a fantastic addition to any home, especially in a beautiful place like Sun Valley! It’s no secret that residents of Sun Valley love the outdoors, so many of your potential buyers will be looking for anyway to extend their living space outside. Does your home have a patio? A back deck? Or even a small balcony? Liven it up with plants, lights, cozy seating, rugs and other décor. Treat your homes

5. PRICE COMPETITIVELY

With Sun Valley’s real estate market booming, it is easy for sellers to overstate the value of their home. While many might think it is no problem to aim high and then adjust the price as needed, there are many disadvantages to pricing a home too high. The longer a home sits on the market, the less attention it gets. Buyers will start to wonder what is wrong with the home and if they do submit an offer, it will likely be lower than if there was a healthy amount of interest and competition for the home.

 

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