Selling your home can seem like an overwhelming thing. The thought of packing your personal items, cleaning out closets all the way down to changing your address everywhere can be a lot to keep track of. However, rest assured, I have numerous resources to assist you with and you don’t have to do it all alone. I will give you my professional advice in what needs to be done in preparing your home for sale. From painters to plumbers I can also refer you to professionals that you may need when we begin getting your home “market ready.” In the meantime, here are some basic things to help get you started for what you should expect to do.
Staging your home: It is important to physically position your home in its best light. We all tend to have our homes setup for our own personal use, but rearranging your furniture and decor so that it shows off your home’s true potential is always best for potential buyers. Keeping your house clean, decluttering and taking care of any tired or worn areas will all help create more of a wow factor for each prospective buyer.
Cleanliness: After your home is staged and photographed it is important to maintain that state throughout the whole time it is on the market. Aside from scheduled broker and public open houses, private showings can often be requested with far less notice. In the interest of making sure all view your home in immaculate condition, keeping it clean will ensure it will always look its best.
Don’t forget the outdoors: It is the first thing and the last thing every prospective buyer will see. For homes with yards it is a good idea to make sure the landscaping is well kept, walkways are clear of any debris and that the paint is in good shape. For condos, clean common areas and freshening up entryways with some potted plants or flowers can add warmth and be inviting.
Home Inspection: One way to plan best for preparing your home for sale is to hire a professional inspector. Nearly all buyers will be hiring theirs when they plan on buying your home so it is a good idea to find out how your home fairs in one of these reports. Determining which repairs your home needs can be very helpful where you can decide which make sense to do before putting it on the market and which you want to have your list price reflect.
Allow me to assist: Need help prioritizing where to start? Need a mover or storage company while you declutter? As a professional in the industry I have the experience, knowledge and resources to assist you with all that you need. It is my pleasure to assist you with white glove service making for a smooth transaction.