If you’ve been paying attention to the real estate market here in Rockland County and Bergen County, you know houses are in short supply and selling fast! Whether you’re as far north as Suffern or Stony Point or as far south as Franklin Lakes or Fair Lawn, you know that houses that are move in-ready and properly priced are going from contract to closing in record time.
Even with a sizzling market, there are a few things successful sellers do to make their homes stand out and sell quickly. With several decades of painting experience in the Hudson Valley and north Jersey, here are a few of our takeaways for successful home sales:
- Paint your home’s interior and, if necessary, the exterior. As the saying goes, there’s no second chance to make a first impression. We recently did exterior painting and interior painting in Park Ridge on a house that just hit the market. Home buyers are naturally going to opt for the freshly painted home when given a choice between that and the house in need of a top-to-bottom paint job.
- Choose a realtor who invests in marketing your home. A home search can be a time consuming and exhausting endeavor. Do you really want to visit a home after viewing a listing with blurry photos or clutter on display? Do your research and don’t just settle on a realtor. There are some talented realty professionals in our area with an eye for photography, which allows your home to stand out from the crowd. One of our longtime customers in Nanuet sold her home in just a few days thanks to a realtor who took care of every last detail before posting the listing.
- If decor isn’t your thing, hire a stager. Home stagers are a wise investment, no matter how small your home. While our well-loved furniture and knick knacks may be a beloved part of our home, they may not appeal to buyers who don’t share your taste. Using a professional, such as Sunflower Staging, is a minor investment that can yield a quicker sale and higher profit. Professionals such as Christine from Sunflower Staging, with whom we worked on a recent project in Suffern, are a tremendous resource no matter how design savvy you may be.
Ready to paint? Give us a call at (845) 624-1800. Price-Less Painting of Nanuet provides free estimates. We look forward to doing business with you!