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How To Sell Your Home, Part 3: Pricing Your Home & Taking Photos

Just store It | Jun 12, 2019

You’re about halfway there on the journey to have your home sold. If you haven’t read Part 1 or Part 2 of our blog series, check them out for information about inspections, repairs, and upgrades, as well as tips on decluttering your home and finding the best real estate agent.

If you’ve completed all of these steps, you’re now ready to price your home to sell, as well as have professional photos taken to highlight its wonderful selling points. If you’re not sure how to do either of these things, your real estate agent should be able to help you through the process.

In the meantime, make sure your belongings are safe, secure, and out of the way for showings by storing them in a storage unit. Find a Just Store It! location near you and contact us today to reserve a storage unit.

Pricing Your Home

There are a lot of factors to consider when pricing your home. With that in mind, it’s important not to be too stubborn about your idea of the selling price. Depending on the current market and buyer behavior, the reasonable selling price of your house can vary.

If you’re unsure that you can appropriately set a selling price yourself, hire a professional. Home appraisers are more familiar with the current market, buyer behavior, and know what to look for in your home that will increase or decrease its value.

Your appraiser will look at things like:

  • The size of your property
  • The interior and exterior conditions of your home
  • Recent upgrades and repairs
  • Home improvements or additions made to the original floorplan

After considering these factors, your home appraiser will be able to come up with a price that fits the current market conditions.

Stay Competitive

While you want your home to sell as quickly as possible, you also want to compete with other prices in the market. If similarly sized homes in your area are for sale, consider selling for a slightly higher price because of more extensive upgrades, being on a larger plot of land, or being located in a more attractive and popular neighborhood. Being able to identify these selling points will not only help you increase the selling price of your home, but they will also help your professional photographer focus on these specific features as well.

Photograph Your Home

Whether you’re listing your home online, have physical flyers people can take, or both, it’s important to have quality photos available so that potential buyers can get the best first impression of your home possible.

Poorly lit photos or photos taken at a strange angle will distract people looking through current listings and they’ll be less likely to schedule a showing if the photos aren’t appealing. For this reason, it’s a good idea to hire a professional home photographer to get the best angles, lighting, and general views of your home.

Getting as many shots of your home as possible is important, but don’t forget those selling points. If you have an amazing view from your porch or back patio, make sure the photographer captures those views at their most stunning times (like sunrise or sunset). Make sure photos like your vegetable or flower garden, home theater, or modern features are also documented in photographs. This will help viewers get the best mental picture of your home before ever scheduling a showing.

 

One way to make sure photos of your home are beautiful is by making sure your home isn’t cluttered. Remove extra belongings that will lessen otherwise beautiful photos and store them somewhere that is secure, clean, and convenient. Find a Just Store It! location near you, and contact us today to reserve a storage unit.