Has the Thought of Selling Your Home Scared You to Death?

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Selling your home can be a daunting task. Add to that increased market competition and buyer leveraging power and sometimes the thought of selling your home can leave you feeling lost and sometimes even scared. Never fear, Paige Slyman of Slyman Real Estate’s metro Atlanta branch is here to guide you through the maze of cluttered confusion to the bright beacon of light…Also known as “Sold.”

For much of the last 20 years, Paige Slyman has been guiding and advising clients on ways they can stand out among the competition. The below information is a continuation of previous blogs we have written regarding advice that home sellers can implement to increase their chances of selling their homes.

In this blog we want to focus on three key aspects that anyone selling their home during the fall and holiday season should incorporate in their selling strategy.

Stay Away from Decorations

Having a minimalist approach to decoration allows for potential home buyers to envision your house as their new home. Paige Slyman recommends keeping your home un-decorated when your home is on the market. Over decorating is simply too personal and interferes with the buyer’s ability to imagine them living in your home. If you must decorate for the holidays, it is advisable to keep it to a minimum.  This advice goes hand in hand with the notion that it is best to unclutter your home with religious items or other “collection” items that the potential buyer might not relate to on a personal level.

A Clutter Free Home is a Sold Home

Keeping your home totally uncluttered is very important.  With competition in the metro Atlanta real estate market becoming fiercer than ever, it is completely necessary to keep your home immaculate.  This goes for both the inside and outside of the home. With the autumn season upon us, anyone selling a home must keep up with the falling leaves and keep them out of your yard. An uncluttered home (both inside and out) is more likely to be sold than a home that is not as well maintained.

Shining Bright equals Quickly Sold

As the fall days slip into winter and the days get shorter, Paige Slyman suggests investing in the brightest exterior light bulbs possible. This allows your home to shine bright and seem available to potential home buyers when the sun sets. On a complete side note, it is recommended that you pull up your real estate sign only on Halloween night as sometimes kids like to steal them or damage them for fun.

In closing, selling a home is much more than simply putting a “for sign” in the front yard. Strategy and anticipating buyer needs and wants are imperative to ensure a successful and quick selling process. Paige Slyman is an expert in counseling clients in ways they can improve their current selling strategy.  Be sure to read previous and future blogs to get other ideas on ways you can improve your chances of selling your home. Paige Slyman is also available for an initial consultation by contacting him at the info below.

 Give us a call at 770.405.0100 x 222 or email us at slymanfamily@comcast.net.