The condition and appearance of your home can significantly affect the selling price you will ultimately receive. Putting your home on the market without analyzing what needs to be done to make it looks its best is no longer an option. Mainly, due to the syndicated real estate websites which will showcase your home to prospective buyers. Today’s consumers are tech-savvy and will judge your home on those first photos.
We are experts at helping you determine exactly what needs to be done. We transform clutter-filled homes with misplaced furniture into beautiful listings that show incredibly well. We are the stagers! At times we suggest replacing appliances or counter-tops to increase the value since the incremental cost of updating can be recovered in a quicker sale or increased sale price. We do whatever it takes to make our listings show like model homes. Buyers pay a premium for homes that are in excellent condition, so once you decide to sell, make sure your home is ready to sell.
How Do I Prepare My Home to Sell?
First, make sure your home’s exterior is in good condition! Prospective buyers won’t even walk in the door if your home does not have curbside appeal. You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but buyers do! So make sure that the cover is appealing.
Next, Go for the Spacious Look and Declutter
Remember, your home is on display. If necessary, you should rent a storage locker. One of the best and least expensive ways to improve the appearance and feel of your home is to clear out your closets and rooms as much as possible. We all have tons of stuff. The way we live and the way we need to live when selling a home are drastically different. Your home will actually look larger when it is clean and clutter-free.
Box It Up
Find a home for your stuff. If it can’t be neatly placed in a drawer or put away on a shelf, box it up. If you have children, pack away as many of their toys as possible. Find homes for the toys in closets or in toy bins. Pack away anything that is crowding your home that you don’t use on a daily basis.
Closets and Storage Areas
One of the most frequently voiced requirements of buyers is for more closet and storage space. Open up your storage by removing items you aren’t using. If it looks like you don’t have enough storage space, a buyer will think so also.
Buyers will pay a premium for a garage if they can visualize it being of value to them, but it’s hard to sell when the garage is filled and overflowing. If your garage has become a two-car attic, move the excess into a storage locker.
Finally, Clean Up!
You want your home to smell fresh and sparkle. Whether you hire a cleaning service or do it yourself, it is important to do this job both prior to and during the home selling process.
Flooring Should Be a Priority
Basic Cleaning Is Crucial
Bathrooms Are a Must
Your Kitchen Is the Focal Point
Window Should Sparkle