Home Selling Tips
So you’ve finally decided that it’s time to sell your home and now you ask yourself “what should I do before I list my home?”
There are several things you can do to make your home more desirable to potential buyers. Not only will your home be more desirable it will put more money in your pocket. I’ve seen simple fixes cost home sellers thousands of dollars. Additionally, studies have shown that the majority of home buyers would rather buy a property that is move-in ready over a fixer (property that needs work).
Therefore, follow these home selling tips to prepare your home for sale and get top dollar:
Curb appeal – Mow your lawn, plant some flowers, water your grass if it’s brown, power wash your driveway to remove oil stains, paint your trim/fascia, clean-up trash and clutter
Declutter – Go through your home and move all toys and clutter into the garage. Removing the clutter will help buyers visualize themselves living in the home as opposed to focusing on all your extra items laying around. Additionally, if possible, make your home look like a model home.
Touch-up paint – Touch-up paint around the house or use a damp cloth to remove stains from walls
Clean – Clean, clean, clean
Backyard – Use similar steps from above curb appeal section. Additionally, clean pools & spas and pickup dog poop before showings.
Kitchen – Make sure your kitchen is clean and remove any unnecessary items from counters. A clean empty counter top will make your kitchen look bigger.
Bathrooms – Pickup new bath rugs and keep toothbrushes and clutter off the vanity. Scrub the shower/tub to make sure it’s clean.
Decorations – It’s not a bad idea to add some color to a table by use of a bowl with fruit or some flowers, color pillows on the sofa are a nice touch too.
Marketing – Make sure you use an experienced photographer take photos of your home for the MLS, online and print marketing. If you take terrible photos you risk losing out on potential buyers, simply because the first impression is bad.