Congratulations! You have made the decision to put your home on the market! Don’t get overwhelmed; we’re here to help! Check out some of our hot tips to make this process as pain free as possible.
To showcase your home in the best light, and get top dollar, there are some simple things you can do to make sure it is ready to be put on the market.
Curb Appeal Matters
The best place to start is on the outside! The interior of your home could be straight out of a magazine, but if the outside isn’t kept up, buyers may never make it through the door. This means that you should be trimming your bushes, adding a fresh coat of paint, and keeping the plants and grass green! Adding a pop of color with a pot of flowers or new door mat is always a good idea. Envision the outside you are shopping for, and remember, other buyers are looking for the same things.
Get a Fresh Perspective
Taking a photo of each room will allow you to get a fresh perspective on what needs to be decluttered or moved. Declutter by packing away some personal photos, knick-knacks, and excess furniture. Removing extra furniture will not only make the spaces seem larger but will also improve the flow of the house. All of this allows potential buyers to picture themselves and their belongings in the home.
Find Your Organizing Zen
Tackle those closets! Messy and over-stuffed closets lead a buyer to think that there is not enough storage space in your home, so it’s time to heavily edit your belongings. Think Marie Kondo and Tidying Up. If an item doesn’t spark joy, donate it! Not only will this leave the desired space in your closet and make it look bigger, but it will also prevent you from bringing things you don’t love into your new space when you move. I mean, who wants to pay to have stuff moved that you don’t really want?
It’s Show Time!
Finally – your home is on the market and ready for showings. Remember, first impressions count! Always make sure the house is neat, tidy, and smells wonderful before a scheduled showing. Dusty blinds and celling fans distract potential buyers from the amazing qualities of the home and may also make them wonder if the home has not been cared for. Spray air neutralizer, put out some fresh flowers or bake some cookies! Sweet and comforting smells are the goal here!
Are you thinking about selling? We can help you with a plan to maximize your homes’ potential to get it sold quickly and for the best price. Let’s connect and get your home ready for the its new family!