Maximizing Your Home’s Value: A Seller’s Guide in Maryland

When it comes to selling your home, there are a number of ways to maximize its value without spending a lot of extra money. This includes strategic planning, smart investments, and attention to detail. Read on to learn ways to prepare your home for selling, and considerations to make prior to putting it on the market. 

Clean and De-clutter

Consider viewing your home for the first time as a prospective buyer. You want to make a good first impression, so a clean house is important. Are there items around your house that you can get rid of and/or take out of view during a walkthrough? Does the home appear so lived in that it’s hard for the prospective buyer to visualize their own belongings in the space? 

Enhance Curb Appeal

The outside of your house can be just as important as the inside. A photo of the front of your home will likely be the first thing that prospective buyers see when the house is listed. Well-maintained exteriors create a positive impression, so be sure to mow your lawn, trim hedges, pull weeds, and present the entrance in an inviting way. 

Make Necessary Repairs and Upgrades

Address areas of needed maintenance and/or necessary repairs. Focus on high-impact areas such as the kitchen and bathrooms, as they are key selling points for many buyers. Consider updating these areas with modern finishes, fixtures, and appliances. If larger updates are not within your budget, put time into smaller details that can enhance the appearance of the space.

Highlight Neighborhood Amenities

Emphasize the amenities and attractions of your neighborhood, such as schools, parks, shopping centers, recreational facilities, and events. Highlighting the benefits of the community for prospective buyers can increase the desirability of your neighborhood. Consider creating a takeaway document with easy access to this information at a glance. 

Market Effectively

Utilize a comprehensive marketing strategy to reach potential buyers in Maryland. This includes professional photography, online listings, social media promotion, open houses, and targeted advertising campaigns. Encourage those in your network to help spread the word as well.  

Work with a Corner House Realty Agent

At Corner House Realty, our trained and certified agents specialize in the Maryland real estate market. We are committed to helping you understand and feel at ease with the home selling process. Our proven plan matches your home with the right buyer, for the best price. Visit our website to learn more.