Naturally, you want the absolute highest price possible for your home. Not only will that allow you to purchase a bigger, better move-up home once this one’s sold, but it also may give you a little extra cash for savings, vacations or other expenses you have coming. It’s a win-win, right?

Still, a high bid is never a given – no matter how nice or well-kept your home may be.

Do you want to maximize your chances of taking home the most cash? Here’s how to boost your home’s sales potential both before and while it’s on the market:

Sell it at the right time.

Not every time is ideal for selling a home. If there’s a lot of housing inventory in your local market or the area’s just not growing, it might not be the best time to sell if you want to maximize your returns. At other times (like right now, for instance), you’ll have a seller’s market – when inventory is low and buyer demand is high. This means you can ask top-dollar for your home and get it – usually quickly, too.

Choose the right real estate agent.

Not all real estate agents are created equal – especially when it comes to marketing a home. Make sure you do your research before choosing which agent should list your home. They should be highly experienced in sales, have cutting edge marketing tools at their disposal (like video tours, websites, social media and more), and they should be familiar with your local market. These are all must-haves for a fast and lucrative sale.

Stage the home – or at least declutter it.

You could pay for a professional stager to come prep your home and make it look amazing for photos and showings. But if that’s not in the budget, just do some DIY decluttering and cleaning instead. Remove any unnecessary furniture, clean out the closets and do some donating. You should also take down personal items like photos and artwork, as these make it hard for potential buyers to envision themselves in the home. Think of it as a great chance for a little spring cleaning (and pre-packing for your own move!)

Ramp up your curb appeal.

No one’s going to even step foot in your home for a showing if it’s curb appeal is lacking. Invest a little money up front to have the yard professionally trimmed, edged and mown, and put out some flowers for a pop of color. You can also paint the front door and shutters, add new address numbers or upgrade your mailbox for extra appeal. Even adding a simple kickplate or upgrading your knocker and doorknob can make a big impact.

Are You Ready to Sell Your Home?

If you’re considering selling your home, then contact The Claus Team today. Our expert agents can help you price, prep and market the property for the best possible results. Get in touch today to get started.