There’s a reason why nearly 800,000 new houses have been sold this year alone. Indeed, there’s never been a better time to be a home seller.
But, depending on where you live and what kind of property you’re dealing with, you might be finding it challenging to land a good buyer. That’s why we made this article.
In it, we’ll walk you through ten of the best home selling tips for getting the most out of a sale in 2022. So, if you’re ready to learn how to sell a home and get more money out of it, then keep reading.
1. 3D Tours
When the world entered the COVID-19 pandemic real estate agents had to get creative in terms of touring homes. Because of social distancing, one solution was 3D tours. What are 3D tours?
You can think of them like Google Street View, but for your home instead. It shows a 360-degree view of each room in the home. The potential buyer can then walk around from room to room in this virtual space.
Many people thought 3D tours would decrease in popularity as the pandemic died down. But they remain as popular as ever. It’s not hard to see why.
While an in-person tour is important for a house you are serious about, it’s draining to tour multiple listings in a day. 3D tours give people a quick supplement for the real thing.
Then, if they like it, they can schedule an in-person tour. So, how do 3D tours work? It involves using a panoramic photo lens to capture 360-degree photos.
The tour can then be viewed on a computer, iPad, smartphone, or even through a VR headset. Plus, there are tons of other benefits that come with virtual 3D tours.
2. Professional HD Home Photos
Remember that photos will be the first time that a potential buyer sees a home. Decisions can be made in a split second about whether the house is right for the buyer.
And the quality of your photos plays a big factor in whether you get your foot in the door with the buyer. What you don’t want to do is hire an amateur photographer or try to take the photos yourself.
Think about the last time you tried to take a picture of the moon. Odds are it looked beautiful in person. But the photograph itself was less than impressive. The same is true for a home listing photograph.
With an amateur, even the most impressive rooms can look cramped and static. That’s because professional real estate photographers know all the tricks to maximize the appearance of a room.
Maybe that’s why professional real estate photos can help sell a home 32% faster than amateur ones.
3. Declutter and Clean
Nothing is worse than a dirty and cluttered home during a tour. It's one of the worst home selling mistakes. Not only does it put the viewer off visually, but it also ruins their entire buying mentality.
No one wants to inherit a mess unless they’re getting a significant discount as a fixer upper.
So, you should make sure that the property is deep cleaned before you show it. If you want this done right, you should hire professionals.
4. Tackle Manageable Home Improvement
There are some affordable things you can do to improve the appearance of a house without needing to take a home improvement loan. A new layer of paint on some of the walls can cause a visual improvement.
The same goes for new carpeting or flooring. These are usually the dirtiest areas so you should focus on them. Cabinets, faucets, and tiles are also good places to investigate.
At the very least you can put in new mulch and plants so that the outdoor curb appeal is improved. Just make sure you consider whether it’s worth it to replace major systems.
For example, if your HVAC system is getting old, then it can set you back a lot of money to put a new one in. And that’s money you’re not guaranteed to get back.
5. Include a Floor Plan
When you're judging a house before a tour you’re typically going through multiple pictures of rooms. This can be useful to showcase what the rooms look like.
But it doesn’t give potential buyers a great sense of how these rooms are arranged. One solution is to include a professional floor plan of the property.
For one thing, this shows them exactly where everything is in terms of position. You should also include the exact dimensions of all the rooms and clear labeling.
Buyers will always appreciate this clarity and transparency when it comes to sharing a blueprint.
Plus, it allows them to decide where certain furniture pieces will fit. That in turn can get them more excited about the property itself before they even tour it.
6. Aerial Drone Videos and Photography
There’s nothing wrong with some good, old fashion photographs for your home listing. But, if you want to go the extra mile in terms of visuals, consider using aerial drone videos and photography.
Remember that the more visuals a buyer can get of the property, the more they’re going to like it.
Aerial shots not only showcase the property from a unique angle but also show off the surrounding neighborhood and any additional land attached to the house.
It’s a great option if you want to show off an attractive neighborhood or an impressive number of acres. Best of all drones are so affordable these days that it won’t cost much to set your listing apart from the competition.
7. Think Hard About Pricing
Remember that the price is the likely the first thing buyers will look at. If the price is too high, then buyers will automatically filter it out of their options.
So, you want to make sure that you price it fairly, while still making money. There are a lot of different ways you can learn how to price a home. One popular way is to factor in the market value of the other homes in the area.
This is a great method for sellers because it’s currently a seller's market. So, you can leverage this fact and charge a little more for the home.
8. Consider Professional Staging or Virtual Staging
An empty home can feel a bit sterile for many home buyers. Staging is a way to bring some life and imagination to certain rooms. With traditional staging, you pay a company to move in furniture specifically for showings.
However, if you want to save some money, you can try virtual staging. This method edits furniture into photos of the house. It’s a great way to save a few bucks on staging costs.
9. Remember the Power of SEO
Many real estate agents and sellers will simply put up a listing and wait for the buyers to come in. Sometimes this can be effective. Other times, it can significantly prolong the amount of time your home is on the market.
Instead of waiting for the buyer to come to you, why not seek them out? Thanks to the power of SEO, or search engine optimization, this has never been easier.
Think of how many homebuyers begin their search with a simple local Google search. By tapping into the market in this research stage you can quickly get your listing in front of eager eyes.
The best to start doing this is to include keywords that people in your market are looking for.
You should also use on-page optimization to implement these keywords into your site's content, including any photographs. If you want to learn more about how to do this, make sure to check out our guide here.
10. Curb Leads
Typically, you need to chase any potential leads you find over the web. But that’s not the case with curb leads. You can think of these as self-generating leads.
All you need to do is put up a sign with an easy-to-read code out front of the home you’re selling. Then any drivers that notice the house can easily text the code.
Once they do the potential buyer receives the listing information and your receive their phone number. It’s an easy and simple way to take advantage of all of the drive-by leads out there.
Enjoy These Home Selling Tips? Contact Hommati
We hope this article helped you learn some valuable home selling tips for 2022. It can be challenging to find a company that offers all these services that improve your odds of selling.
Luckily, we here at Hommati provide all the services in this article and more.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a home seller, real estate agent, or home buyer. We can still help you. So, get in touch with us today to get the most out of your home.