If the clock is ticking and nobody’s yet signed on the dotted line for your property, the agents at CONLON/Christie’s Real Estate boast a bevy of strategies to help you find a grateful buyer. Years of experience enable us to quickly spot what may have been delaying your sale. Here are some of our tried-and-true techniques on the home stretch to closing:
Price reduction. If your listing is a shade high for the neighborhood, we can advise you on the perfect price point to render your home sweet home irresistible.
Evaluation of photos. Take a cold, hard look at your listing pictures—or hand them to the experienced professionals at CONLON. Our well-trained eyes can catch and correct one of hundreds of pitfalls you may be missing. Maybe it’s awkward lighting, an unwise angle, poorly placed furniture… or a toilet seat left up. When it comes to closing a deal, details matter.
Staging and decluttering. Our belongings become invisible to us, but spaces laden with stuff can reduce buyers’ perceived value of your home. Put everything away and reshoot your listing images. Better yet, hire a professional to stage your home with high-quality, strategic vignettes that invite potential buyers to imagine themselves in your space. The small investment can pay dividends when it comes to closing the deal.
Touch-up painting. Have you ever noticed that high-end hotels constantly repaint their trim? The same approach can work for you. If it’s nicked, dinged, scuffed, or greyed, give it a facelift with a simple bucket and brush.
Lawn/exterior care. There’s no substitute for a diligently manicured lawn. Clear away brush, trim the bushes, and sweep your sidewalks. Power wash the exterior trim and walking paths. Make sure your pots overflow with prime-condition, seasonal blooms and foliage.
Selling can be taxing, but it’s important to use every resource available to help you maximize the value of your property. Through our decades of experience, we’ve seen how quickly homes sell with just a few strategic, cosmetic upgrades. Let CONLON help you: You’re closer to closing than you think.