Five Ways To Best Prepare Your Home For Sale

Five Ways To Best Prepare Your Home For Sale

Enhance your home’s curb appeal!
This will be the buyer’s first impression of your home. Buyers judge quickly what they think the inside of your home might look like based on what they see outside. Clean landscape beds, crisp clutter-free porches, and even flowers can be a big help. Studies show that bright red flowers on the front porch give buyers a warm inviting feeling.

Front Door Makeover!
Going back to that first impression, while their agent is unlocking the door, the buyers will be carefully looking at the condition of your home. An easy clean up or paint job on the front door can dramatically increase the perception that you care about your home!

Clean, declutter, and depersonalize!
Nobody wants to walk into a dirty home…or a distracting one! A few family photos are fine as it gives a homey feel, but too many personal photos or memoirs can distract the buyers. “Hey, I remember this guy from high school”, or “Look honey, their kids are in karate too” are conversations that you don’t want your buyers to have when they should be looking at your house. Simplify, organize, and keep clean!

How much should I remodel or update my home before I sell?
This is where your listing agent is the expert and will advise you on what may or may not be necessary to bank top dollar for your home. Fresh paint, bright light bulbs, and rearranging furniture are easy to do, but costly remodeling jobs may be too much, or they might be just what is needed – it will all depend on your neighborhood and the market.

Get a tune up!
When your house is inspected, the inspector will look at many things including the furnace and air conditioning. It’s a good idea to have a licensed HVAC technician clean, inspect, and tune up the furnace and AC prior to placing your house on the market. This will help show the care you take for your house and remove any questions about their condition. This can save you thousands of dollars since most buyers believe that the cost to replace either component is much higher than it really is.

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