These five tips will help you make top dollar when you sell your home.


It is true that we are in a very hot market, but some sellers are getting the wrong idea. They believe a hot market means they can price their homes however they would like without doing any work. In reality, getting top dollar for a home often requires making some key changes to your property—even in a seller’s market. Here are five ways you can ensure your home sells at an unbeatable price:

1. Preparation: You never get a second chance to make a first impression, so spruce up your home’s curb appeal. 

“Listing too high will scare off buyers, limit competition, and prevent your price from rising.”

2. Declutter: Remove distractions and clutter from your home. Additionally, make minor repairs and pay close attention to paint, carpet, and flooring. Updating these items will bring you a great return on your investment.

3. Pricing: The biggest mistake you can make in this market is to list your home at too high of a price. Around 75% of homes in our market are selling above list price, meaning the list price is usually the starting point. Listing too high will scare off buyers, limit competition, and prevent your price from rising.

4. Promotion: You want to showcase everything your home has to offer, and video walk-throughs provide a great way to do so. You should also reach the broadest market possible through national exposure since we are seeing many out-of-state buyers who are willing to pay high prices.

5. Professional representation: An expert real estate agent can help you get the most out of your sale. Two good questions to ask are, “What sets you apart from all the other agents, and what will you do to get the maximum price possible for my home?”

If you are ready to get your home listed and sold for top dollar, or if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to hearing from you soon.