How to Sell Your Home for the Highest Price

How to Improve the Outcome of Your Sale.  Your agent should help you identify what you need to do to prepare your apartment for sale in order to command the highest price possible. For most sellers, this involves, at a minimum, a lot of purging to make your apartment appear bigger and to depersonalize it so that buyers can project themselves living there. Our team has been known to bring in professional declutterers in certain instances and  even Feng Shui advisors. Depending on the condition and appearance of your apartment, you may need to do some repainting, regrouting, and even minor renovations (such as replacing a bathroom sink or kitchen countertops, refinishing floors, or upgrading appliances). Your agent may also recommend that you hire a stager to rearrange your possessions (and occasionally fill them in with borrowed items) to maximize the aesthetic appeal of your space. Simple things like having your windows professionally cleaned and upgrading the wattage of your lightbulbs always make a difference. Do what you need to do to put your best foot forward. You always should come to the market looking your best.  Videos and photos: When it comes to photos, do not compromise. Insist on high-quality professionally shot photos, and invest in the time, effort, and minimal expense necessary to primp your apartment beforehand. Showings: It’s your responsibility to keep your apartment in “showing” condition and to accommodate showings. Making showings difficult will make selling your property difficult. The more access you can give the better.  Among the things that can sabotage showings are pets, and children and their respective belongings, as well as tenants who don’t care or antagonistic. Vacant apartments without any design or architectural strength are sometimes harder to sell and usually sell for less (they may need to be staged). Your broker needs to be as ready and willing to show your apartment to buyers as you are. An agent that has a team of two or more agents or is more likely to accommodate all showing requests than a single agent. These are just the basics of what you can do to increase your chances of getting the highest possible price for your home. Want to know more? Send us a note or give us a call and we would be happy to chat.