Hack Your Home Sale: The 3 Biggest Tips for Selling Your Home in NOLA

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Happy Spring! Did you know that this is one of the busiest times of year for real estate? It’s when buyers are at peak motivation, making it a great time to sell your NOLA home.

If you’ve long been considering listing your NOLA home for sale, allow us to help. We have three big tips that will make a huge difference in your home sale.

Tip 1: Get Your Home Priced by an Expert

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With so many different home-selling websites and real estate resources out there, it can be confusing to know the most accurate way to price your NOLA home.

The truth is, the automatic home value estimators out there are highly inaccurate. In fact, they may even misprice your home by thousands of dollars.

The most efficient and reliable way to price your home is by working with a local expert who knows the area. That’s why we offer a complimentary home evaluation. Using just your address, and a few details about any recent upgrades in your home, we’ll do some careful market research and get back to you with a detailed report. We’ll find the most competitive listing price for your home in today’s NOLA market, guaranteed.

Tip 2: Start Staging Right Away

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Staging your home properly can be one of the trickiest parts of selling. Here’s how to break it up into a few manageable steps.

Declutter Your Home

Go through all of your belongings and get rid of everything you don’t need or no longer use. Do this room by room, or use the Marie Kondo method of separating your belongings into different categories.

Separate everything into three piles: keep, donate, or sell. Set up an eBay account or consider having a garage sale to make some extra money to go towards moving costs.

Clean, Clean, and then Clean Some More

There’s no way around it, your home has to be sparkling clean. There cannot be a single speck of dirt or grime anywhere in your home, so we recommend you start cleaning right away.

We’re not just talking a simple sweep, mop, or vacuum. Really get in there. Polish the baseboards, clean the tops of the ceiling fans, do everything you can to tackle every little corner in your home.

You may even want to consider hiring a professional cleaner to get in there. That way, you only have to worry about keeping it tidy in between tours.

Stage it for Success

Look at your home’s natural space. What’s the best way to accent it, without making it feel crowded or cluttered?

Consider renting a storage unit to house any bulky pieces of furniture that aren’t doing you any favors. Touch up any worn paint, replace any old doorknobs or light fixtures, and take care of everything that needs fixing—even if it’s minor. Buyers will be looking very closely.

For additional home-staging guidelines, check out our home-staging guide.

Tip 3: Work with a Professional Agent

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While it’s certainly possible to sell your home without an agent (otherwise known as going For Sale By Owner), it’s not the most lucrative method.

The right agent will save you time, money, and more than a few headaches when it comes to selling your home.

If you’re interested in selling your NOLA home, we’d love to talk with you about your options! Give us a call today to learn some of the most effective strategies for selling your NOLA home for top dollar.

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