When the decision has been made to sell your home you are most likely anxious to get it sold quickly and easily. But there are some things you must do first to get ready.
The very first decision is to find a Realtor that you trust and that will represent YOU! Sherri would be honored to be YOUR Realtor. She has decades of experience in Real Estate and we invite you to learn more about her.
Get Your Home Ready To Sell
Next, you will need to turn your attention to your home and think like a buyer. Last month we discussed how selling your home is like competing in a beauty pageant (please review the article here). Let’s continue with some more ideas on getting your home ready to sell.
HGTV’s article showcases the “10 Best Kept Secrets for Selling Your Home”. These suggestions can help you get your home ready to sell.
Some of these include:
The price is right – Overpricing can turn away buyers quicker than anything. Please listen to your Realtor. They have studied the market and the trends. Realtors know that you want the most for your home. However, the price you have in your mind may not be reality for what your home will sell for. You want your home priced right.
Organize – organize – organize – We can’t stress this enough. Buyers want storage so cabinets and closets should look “roomy”.
Light up the home – Even a little thing like putting increased wattage in light bulbs can make all the difference in a dull to bright look.
Even if there are pets, make buyers think there are not! As cute as your pup is to you, people looking at the home want to believe there is nothing in the home that make for bad odors or possible stains on the carpet.
Please keep in mind that you probably don’t need a complete remodel of your whole house to show it. It could be a simple coat of paint may be in order or a deep clean maid service.
Take the personal things away. People want to visualize themselves in the home. While your son’s baseball picture hanging on the wall is adorable, it might be best to go ahead and pack it away so that buyers can picture their daughter’s soccer photo there instead.
Concentrate on the kitchen. If any quick upgrades in the kitchen are needed, try to get them done. Buyers are generally interested in the kitchen and bathrooms more than other rooms in the home.
Also – it’s a little bit of work – but be show ready. Keep dirty dishes out of the sink and keep your bathrooms clean. You must be ready for a last minute showing.
Lastly, we’ve all heard about curb appeal. The home has to be inviting from the outside or they won’t want to come inside. New plants, kept lawn, and a newly painted front door are little things, but can make all the difference. Your home may be gorgeous on the inside, but if buyers don’t ever want to come in because the outside needs work, then it won’t matter how great the inside is.
Get Your Home Ready To Sell
Forbes also has some hints toward a quick sale in their article “15 Easy Ways to Get Your Home Ready to Sell”.
They recommend things like washing your windows, updating your furniture, and tidying up the garage. It’s these little things that can make a difference between your home and the other homes on the market. This can help get your home ready to sell.
All of these ideas are excellent. Sherri Williams, Realtor would love to help you get your home ready to sell. Please give her a call at (512) 732-3820 or simply click here today!
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