Selling your home doesn’t have to be such a painstaking task. Many times it can be an exciting journey as you are moving on to a new chapter of life. Whatever the reason for your move, we can assist you with prioritizing what needs to be done with respect to getting your home ready for sale. In addition, we can also offer you my contacts and resources. From plumbers to painters we can recommend contractors should any work be necessary prior to listing your home on the market. Below is a checklist to help get you started for what you need to do.
Stage your home for sale: One of the most important steps in preparing your home for sale is staging. Not all buyers have the ability to see your home’s best potential. Help them out by positioning it in the best light, keeping it clean and decluttering of all unnecessary items. Freshening up paint, repairing any obviously worn areas and remedying any deferred maintenance will help help your home show off its best.
Don’t forget curb appeal: The exterior of your home is the first thing and the last thing all potential buyers will see. Be sure your landscaping is maintained, walkways are free of debris and front doors are painted fresh. Give all buyers a positive first impression and great one that they can take with them when they leave.
Inspection: Not sure about the condition of your home in great detail? Hiring a professional inspector can be a good idea and potentially save you money in the long run. A professional inspection will give you the same report that your future buyer will attain in the purchase process. Knowing ahead of time what the problem areas are can allow you to either fix them before listing the home for sale as well as plan on the best price for any fixes that you aren’t willing to make prior.
Pricing it Right: Every home is unique which makes pricing a home more complicated. However, pulling data from recently sold statistics, looking at competition and factoring in improvements and attributes that make your home special all play a part into finding the right price. You only get one chance to make a first impression so take advantage of it. Typically you get your most amount of traffic in the first two to three weeks so having your home presented perfectly from condition to price will help you reap the benefits of these interested buyers. Remember, your home is worth what the market will bear based on conditions, comps and demand, not what you paid originally or what you have put into it.
Cleanliness: Getting your home tidied up and clear of clutter for photos is just the beginning. Keeping it in pristine condition throughout the marketing process is important as well. Aside from broker tours and open houses, showings can be requested with shorter notice. In the interest of getting as much traffic through the home with potential buyers, it is key to keep the house looking at its best as often as possible for all who are viewing it.
Allow us to help: No matter what you need help with from where to start to finding a storage company for while your home is staged, allow our years of experience and resources to be at your service. It is our pleasure to provide you with true white glove service and ensure the smoothest transaction as possible.