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6 Tips for Selling Your Home in Raleigh

Are you ready to sell your Raleigh home?

Whether you’re a first-time seller or you’ve been through the process before, it’s important to know the best strategies for getting the best results. In this blog, we’ll take a deep dive into the process of selling a home in Raleigh and the surrounding areas and counties we serve and provide you with the tips and tricks you need to make your home stand out to potential buyers and maximize your profit.

Tip 1: Start with a deep clean.

The first step in preparing your home for sale is to give it a deep clean. This means getting rid of clutter, dusting, and making sure everything is in order. A clean home not only looks better, but it also makes a great first impression on potential buyers. This is especially important when it comes to online listings, as buyers will often decide about whether or not to schedule a showing based on the photos they see online. A clean, well-maintained home will be more likely to attract attention and generate interest.

Tip 2: Make repairs and updates.

Before you list your home, take the time to make any necessary repairs or updates. This could include fixing leaky faucets, patching up holes in the walls, or updating the lighting. These small changes can make a big difference when it comes to getting the best price for your home.

Many of our home seller clients choose to do a pre-inspection while their home is being marketed, by our team on our exclusive web site, it is a very pro-active and often ‘deal saving’ move to make. When you have your home inspected before you are active for showings, verse waiting for the buyers inspections to be completed, many of our clients have found home inspection issues that they were complete unaware of before the inspection. By addressing any issues before listing, you can avoid the possibility of buyers using them as bargaining chips during negotiations.

Additionally, by making updates to your home, you can appeal to a wider range of potential buyers, as they will see the potential in your home to be the home of their dreams. And if you’re working with the Marti Hampton Team, you’ll have access to our in-house staging consultant who can help you accentuate your home’s best features and make them stand out even more. Our staging consultant has helped many of our seller clients make cost effective changes that resulted in a home sale after the home has failed to sell with another agent.

Tip 3: Highlight the best features.

When listing your home, make sure to highlight the best features. Focus on your home’s ‘best’ feature first and lead with your trump card! This could include a spacious backyard, a modern kitchen, or a convenient location. These features will appeal to potential buyers and make your home stand out. When taking photos for your listing, be sure to highlight these features by making sure they are well-lit, and by including them in your online listing’s description.

Tip 4: Stage the home.

Staging your home can make a big difference when it comes to selling it. This means arranging furniture, decor, and accessories in a way that makes your home look as inviting as possible. Staging can help buyers envision themselves living in your home and make it more attractive to potential buyers. By creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere, you can help potential buyers see themselves living in your home, which can make it more likely that they will make an offer. Never miss a chance for your home to make a great first impression.

Tip 5: Host a grand open house.

Hosting an open house can provide potential buyers with an opportunity to see your home in person and fall in love with it. Our team has a professional pathway to market a successful open house. Our goal is for your home to make a ‘grand entrance’ to the marketplace to attract more buyers.

Tip 6: Use professional photography.

Professional photography is a must when listing your home. High-quality photos will make your home look its best and stand out online. This can help attract more potential buyers and ultimately lead to a faster sale. And if you list with the Marti Hampton Team, you’ll have access to some of the best real estate photographers in Raleigh. They will know how to highlight your home’s best features and make them stand out in a way that will appeal to potential buyers. They will also be able to take photos that will show your home in the best light, which is especially important when it comes to online listings.”

By following these tips, you can list your Raleigh home and get the best results when selling. Remember to start with a deep clean, make repairs and updates, highlight the best features, stage the home, and use professional photography. These strategies will help your home stand out to potential buyers and make the selling process as smooth as possible.
If you’re looking for a professional, experienced team to help you sell your home in Raleigh or anywhere in the Triangle look no further than the Marti Hampton Team. We are experts in the Raleigh real estate market and have the knowledge and resources to help you sell your home quickly and for the best price possible. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your real estate goals:


The property disclosure and property profile forms are filled out with each home listing. Unfortunately, these forms are not filled out with the care and detail they deserve to attract home buyers. By missing an update or failing to disclose structural additions or even leaving a question unanswered, can cost a homeowner a home sale. It’s that important! Homebuyers love the details. Homeowners know their home best and should fill out both these forms and have on hand when they list their home for sale. Include a list of all home updates.

For a copy of the property disclosure – click here.
For a copy of the property profile – click here.

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