5 Best-Kept Secrets to Selling Your Whistler Home
Are you thinking of selling your Whistler home but feel overwhelmed?
Once you have made the decision to sell your home, there are some important things that you need to consider with the help of your representative.
Keep reading to learn about our 5 best-kept secrets to selling your Whistler home.
1. The First Impression is the ONLY Impression
No matter how amazing the inside of your home looks, buyers are already making judgments and forming their opinions before they even walk through the door. Remember, when it comes to selling, you will never have a second chance to make another first impression. That’s why having good curb appeal is the first secret to sell your Whistler home. As buyers approach your property, it is important to make them feel welcomed and safe. Typically, you can get 100% return on the money you put into the exterior of your home. If you have the budget for it we can also go one step further and hire a home staging company to really make the place pop. Get in touch with us for some local home staging options too!
2. Professional Photography
The difference between snapping some pictures on your iPhone and professional photos is night and day. Professional images make a major difference in the number of appointments you will get. Without more foot traffic you won’t get the offers needed to sell your home, or create a competitive bidding situation.
3. Light it up
Did you know we’re psychologically programmed to move toward light? It’s true, nobody likes a gloomy or dark room! Good lighting is something every buyer wants in a home, and the right lighting has the power to liven up and add style to a home. So open those curtains, clean the windows, increase the wattage of your lightbulbs and trim bushes to allow the most light. Whether you have to create light or showcase the natural light, focus on making your home bright and cheery in order to sell it faster.
4. Hire a tech-savvy listing agent
The person you hire for the job could make or break the sale of your home. Your agent should be extremely knowledgeable about the market, the MLS, and comps in your neighborhood as well as tech-savvy. Agents who embrace technology have many tools to gain digital exposure for your home. Sticking a for sale sign in your yard and relying only on traditional advertising methods is not enough anymore. Versatility and innovation are key qualities modern listing agents must have in our digital world. See the steps we take to sell your home here.
5. Always be ready to show
Your house needs to be "show-ready" at all times. You have to be available whenever potential buyers want to come and see the place and it has to be in immaculate condition. Don’t leave dishes in the sink, keep visible surfaces decluttered and make sure the bathrooms sparkle. It’s a little inconvenient, but it will get your home sold.
Are you thinking of putting your Whistler home on the market?
We can help. Without fail, during the period from August through to November and December, the market is always the best of the year as buyers ramp up to get a property wrapped up and under contract for the coming year as the ski season closes in. Schedule a call to learn more.