3 ways to whip up a bidding war

It's every seller's dream.

After months, even years, of planning to sell your home, it's finally on the market. You've talked with your real estate agent, you've made the necessary cosmetic repairs, upped the curb appeal and staged everything so your home has the maximum degree of charm.

Plus it's a seller's market, so you're going to get more than you expected.

Let's back up just a minute.

Just because it's a good time to sell your home doesn't necessarily mean you'll get top dollar. This requires some strategy, and we're all about strategy here at Coldwell Banker Hedges Realty. Today we're going to look at a few additions, renovations and repairs you can do to whip up a bidding war and get top dollar for your property.

Generate buzz

Before your house goes on the market, take the time to build up some excitement. The goal here is to spark interest, to make people eager to see your home and put in an offer. Some tactics you can take are to have your Realtor put a sign in your yard that loudly proclaims "Coming soon," your Realtor should also hire a professional photographer to take plenty of photographs, and even make brochures to distribute a few weeks before your home goes on the market.

No kitchen should be without an island

It's well known that buyers tend to gravitate to the kitchen, but what can you do to up the appeal of your space? The simple answer is to add an island. Even if you only have room for a small, narrow island, adding one increases the work space and overall functionality of the kitchen.

Let that brick breathe

If you have brick in parts of your house, don't cover it up! Exposed brick is a major design trend right now, and if you can expose the brick on even just one wall in your kitchen, living space or elsewhere, it can really make a big impression on buyers.

To learn more about the best tactics for selling your home and whipping up a bidding war, talk to a Coldwell Banker Hedges Realtor® today. They know the industry and can tell you everything you need to know about the Cedar Rapids housing market.



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