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tipsforsellingyourhome(NC)—It’s true that real estate sales are dependent on the right price, location and condition of a home, but there’s a little more to it than that. Simple strategies can reduce your days on market, without having a negative impact on your pocketbook. Consider the following tips:

1. De-personalize the rooms.

Buyers need to visualize themselves in your home. When staging it, go for a neutral look and put away family photos and personal artwork. If there are loud colours on the walls, use a fresh coat of paint in a neutral colour to make the space more welcoming.

2. Breathe new life into curb appeal.

Invest in quick, simple fixes in the front and back of the home. Mow the lawn, trim the hedges and plant flowers. Once this is finished, take quality photos to use in your listing and showcase your home at its best.

3. Get a pre-listing inspection and complete the to-do list.

Once the inspection is complete, either fix any issues found in the report, or reflect the repairs needed in the asking price. The smaller your to-do list, the smaller a homebuyer’s will be, giving them less bargaining room.

4. Be accessible to your Realtor and for showings

Check your e-mail and voice mail often and respond quickly and cordially. Your Realtor could receive a request for showing or an offer at any point and timing is everything.