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Home Selling Tips:
Find an Agent that knows your area & can give your home a fair market comparison; if the Agent knows the area, &/or has sold a property there recently, there is a better chance they will have your valuation sooner & in most cases, much more accurately
Talk to a Stager if you are unsure of what should stay and what should GO; many times they offer FREE consultations; home owners fail to realize, Staging pays for itself; the return on a staged home is an average 3% more on the sale price & often result in a home selling 33%-80% sooner
Talk to a Lender if you are planning on purchasing a new home; ask them what you will need to do in order to expedite your financing
Start LOOKING NOW!
The sooner you find a home you love, the more determined you will be to sell sell sell!
Pack up ALL unnecessary items and keep them in a storage unit; garages sell homes, no need to clutter that up as well; All areas of your home should feel open & airy, allowing buyers to
breath and feel like your home is now THEIR home.
Be REALISTIC about the value of your home; the market is changing constantly; remember, you may not be able to get exactly what you wanted; but you’ll walk away with a SALE! & above all, trust your agent!
Communicate with your Agent, hold Open Houses & be available at all times; you never know when you may be getting an offer!
Don’t forget about the exterior of your home; if you are thinking about changing anything, look outside; it’s the first thing a potential buyer will see!
ALWAYS leave your home during Open Houses & showings; you don’t want uncomfortable buyers in ‘someone else’s home’
Light candles and keep your home ‘fresh’; dirty laundry or greasy food smells are NOT going to keep buyers lingering as long as the smell will; think ‘homey’ cookies etc.
PETS & BAD HABITS are hard hide, but when you have a home on the market, you NEVER want either of them around, especially during a showing or Open House; take your animals to another home temporarily, until your home is sold; potential buyers do NOT want to see or smell your life style & definitely NO SMOKING!
General Tips for Preparing Your Home:
First impressions matter! The correct staging of your home can go a long way toward achieving a successful sale at the highest price. Even minor alterations can have a major impact. Here are a few general guidelines that can help transform your home and ensure you to get top-dollar.
- Start from the outside: A well-kept lawn can help secure a strong first-impression for your home. A day or two of yard work can mean a world of difference in the buyer’s mind. A clean lawn and well-groomed landscape will help bring in prospective buyers from the beginning.
- The front door welcomes the prospect: Doorways and entrances are usually the first thing a visitor sees inside of your home. Step outside your front door and take an objective view. A fresh coat of paint or scrubbing your door clean will be well worth the effort invested. A seasonal door decoration can instantly give your home a warm, inviting feel.
- Highlight your home: Ample lighting will project a feeling of warmth to the potential buyers. Clean windows will also help illuminate walls and ceilings.
- Clean kitchens and sparkling bathrooms help sell homes: Be sure these rooms are gleaming! Counter tops should be clean and free of clutter. Repair caulking in bathtubs and showers. Fixtures should always be polished. Putting out fresh towels is a nice touch.
- A place for everything: Make sure beds are made and clothing is put away. Neat, well-organized closets show that there is ample storage space. Straightening newspapers, magazines or other “homey clutter” will help improve your home’s image to buyers.
- Check for repairs: Minor flaws in your home suggest neglect to the prospect. Be sure to clean and check major appliances. If a potential buyer can find a minor defect in a house, he or she will often assume there are more serious underlying issues.
- Last, relax and have fun! Once a showing is scheduled, try to make plans for lunch or to visit a friend. Having homeowners milling around will often make prospective buyers feel uncomfortable and hurry through a showing. So, relax, and let us do our job to showcase your beautiful home.