10 Secrets to the Home Selling Process

Make Your Home Selling Easier and Your House More Attractive


Isn’t it all about finding a realtor and putting your house on the market? Turns out, there’s more than you might think to prepping your house for selling. Each of these secrets will help make your home selling easier.


In a highly-competitive market like Nashville, even implementing a few of these tips can put you ahead of the competition.


Here at Dwell Music City, we are here every step of the way to help you sell as quickly as possible.

1. Fix Everything

You don’t want a buyer to come to your home and find that two out of three lights aren’t working. Make sure the HVAC system works as well. Even if they don’t test everything before they put an offer in, they’ll find out at some point that certain items aren’t working. This can lead to the buyer renegotiating the sell price and possibly to the offer falling through. So save yourself the trouble and fix everything


2. Get Professional Advice 

While you want your house to sell quickly, you don’t want your home to be on the market longer than it should be. Pricing your house too high will cause it to sit on the market, which causes buyers to wonder what’s wrong with it. Make sure that you work with your agent to make sure your home is priced correctly for the market. Don’t try to guess! In popular markets like Nashville, professional advice is a must. Make your home selling easier and find a solid agent. 


3. Go for Color 

Don’t be afraid to sprinkle color all over your house. While you don’t have to paint every wall red, splashes of color in embellishes or furnishings can really accentuate the best features of the house.

4. Bye, Clutter!

This is an essential part of home selling prep. How can your potential buyers imagine themselves in your house if all they’re seeing is your stuff everywhere? Throw out old belongings or anything else that makes your house look like a clutter nightmare. Even too much furniture is a big mistake.  Consider arranging a few core pieces in your space and see the difference.

6. Take Photos of Your Home While it Looks Good

Take photographs of the inside and outside of your home while the landscaping still looks really good and green. Don’t wait for the in-between time. 


7. Have Floor Mats Ready

It’s wintertime in Nashville, which means the weather is very rainy. Put floor mats on the entrances of your home so people don’t track water onto your wood, laminate flooring or carpet. Unfortunately, all you need is one showing without mats to make you regret putting your house up in the first place. Make your home selling easier by limiting mud tracked through the house! 


8. Let There Be Light

Most homes are improperly lit. This ends up making rooms seem smaller and less inviting. Aim for 100 watts every 50 square feet in layers of ambient, task and accent lighting. Open the blinds and let outside light in as well. This can brighten the space and make rooms feel larger. Thankfully, there’s lots of information online that can help with this

9. Polish Your Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is everything. If your house doesn’t look good from the outside, a buyer won’t even consider looking at the interior shots. You cannot make your home selling easier without an attractive exterior.


If you want to go all out, pressure-wash your house, walkways, and driveway, or add a fresh coat of paint to your trim and shutters.


Everything matters — even things as small as the brass on your front door. Polish the kick-plate and doorknob, and clean any cobwebs or bird droppings. Flowers, particularly near the entryway, can make your house feel alive and inviting.


10. Sell at the Right Time

Spring and summer are typically known as the best time to sell your home. However, you should know that increased inventory means spring and summer buyers can afford to be pickier — so make sure your home is in sparkling, come-look-at-me shape.


This expertise was provided by Dwell Music City, your trusted authority on all things related to real estate in Nashville. It is our pleasure to answer any questions you may have. Contact us here for more information.