How to Prepare for the Sale of Your Home
A FACT: acquiring the highest market
value and elevating your home above others in the same price range often comes
down to FIRST IMPRESSIONS!
There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best
offer possible in the shortest time. You want to do everything you can to
maximize your home’s appeal.
Here are some practical tips for preparing
your home for sale…
Repair. If you have hardwood floors that need
refinishing, or cracked tiles be sure to get them looking their best—hardwood
is a huge selling point. Don’t forget to address any issues with the
exterior—fences, shingles, sidewalks, etc. After all, without curb appeal, some
buyers may never get to see the inside.
Neutralize & De-personalize. You want buyers to see themselves
in your home. If your living room has lime green walls, and all your
collectibles and personal photographs, this will be much harder for them to do.
Try replacing any bold color choices with something more neutral—beiges, tans,
and whites. (Neutral SELLS) Repainting will make everything look fresh and new,
and help prospective buyers imagine all the possibilities. De-personalize rooms
as much as possible by removing your photographs, collectibles, and anything
else that may hinder buyers from taking emotional ownership of the house.
Clean. A good deep clean has a big impact
when it comes to preparing your home for sale. Clean all horizontal and
vertical surfaces (including windows, doors, and appliances) paying special attention
to areas that aren’t commonly cleaned: trim work, baseboards, doorways etc..
Make sure there are no fingerprints left on reflective surfaces, and especially
pay close attention to any offending odors. Smell receptors are closely tied to
our moods and if the home doesn’t smell fresh and clean this can turn away
Stage. Buyers often buy on emotion; it’s about how
they feel in the space. Once your house is clean and updated, it’s time to play
dress up. Home stagers can add small details and décor touches (lamps, mirrors,
throw rugs) that will bring out the possibilities in your home. This can be
particularly useful if your home is especially old or if the exterior looks
dated. And all of this leads potential buyers to feel more comfortable and at
for some great news. We’re here for you! With an exceptional team of real estate
professionals, home repair & maintenance contractors, designers and
stagers, we will guide you through the process and handle all the details for
you! We serve all of New River Valley and the surrounding areas and are happy to be
your resource and answer any questions.
us a call to see how we can help you! 540-391-0009