By: Tony Delisi | RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest

Secret #1: Fix Problem Issues Before Your Buyer Gets An Inspection (Value: 2-4% of more for your home)

how to get more for your homeAlmost all smart homebuyer will have your home inspected before they close, and if the inspection has problems, they always use those problems to negotiate down the price. On average you’ll lose an average of 2-4% of your price as part of the negotiations. If you get your own home inspection, you can avoid this and get more for your home. Find out what an inspector says are problems … then fix them first before your home goes on the market. Inspections average $350 to $450 for most homes and many repairs are inexpensive or can be done on your own. You’ll get a great return on your investment and get more for your home. This secrets can save you 2% to 4% and thats as much as $10,000 on an average home in Huntley. In addition, deals that could have been finalized can fall apart due to inspection issues and no one wants that.

Secret #2: Upgrade Your Home And Make It Desirable (Value: 2-5% more for your home)

The second secret is upgrading your home. With the right expertise you can upgrade strategic areas in your home and get more for your home. But before you spend money on improvements, get the opinion of an experienced Realtor. You can spend money on upgrading some things and get no increase. But you can invest money in other things and net as much as $10,000 more in the sales price. Also, you can over imporve a home. It has to be upgraded to fit the profile of buyers who shop in your neighborhood in order to get more for your home.Overall, when done right, a strategic “home upgrade” can impact sales price as much as 2-5%. For a $300,000 home … that’s as much as $15,000!

Secret #3: Set Your Buyer’s Mind At Ease With A Home Warranty (Value: 2% more for your home)

In many cases, a home warranty is extremely important. If you home has appliances and mechanicals that are older, naturally buyers are going to wonder if there will be a lot of repairs to pay for. A Warranty is a lot less than new appliances or replacing that 20 year old furnace. A good warranty costs about $550.00 and  can impact the price of your home as much as 2%? A warranty gives your buyer peace of mind in the buying process, making it easier for them to buy your home over one without a warranty.

Secret #4: Use Expert Staging To Make Buyers Love Your Home (Value: 6- 10% more for your home)

And the fourth secret is expert staging. Unless you’ve sold a lot of homes, this one can be tricky. “Staging” is how you set up your home to show. It’s everything from little repairs, to color selections, to placing the right furniture in attractive layouts and putting wrong furniture in storage. It’s all about making your home more desirable, and a professionally staged home usually nets 6-10% more in its sales price. Before you list, your home is designed for comfort and for your family. Once you list, your home is “inventory” and should be laid out to sell! That’s as much as a $30,000 increase in the final sales price on a $300,000 home. That’s impressive!

Add those together, and you can get as much as 18% more on the sale of your home … plus your home will sell a lot quicker!

But Wait…There’s More

These 4 “secrets” are just of a few of the reasons my clients’ homes sell as fast and for as much money as they do. There’s another 15 or 20 things I haven’t even told you about I do that sells my homes for more money!

I’d love to share how I can help sell your home faster and for more money. Just pick up the phone and call me right now at 847-471-7177, or send me an email at [email protected]