Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.
Repair. Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and the rattles in the radiators doesn’t mean a buyer will too. If you have hardwood floors that need refinishing, be sure to get it done—hardwood is a huge selling point. Buyers like to snoop around, so be sure to fix any sticky doors or drawers as well. Finally, 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. You want buyers to see themselves in your home. If your living room has lime green shag, wood-paneled walls, and all your collectibles and personal photographs, this will be much harder for them to do. Try replacing any bold color choices in your floors and walls with something more neutral—beiges, tans, and whites. Repainting and reflooring will make everything look fresh and new, and help prospective buyers imagine all the possibilities.
Stage. Once your house is clean and updated, it’s time to play dress up. Home stagers can add small details and décor touches that will bring out the possibilities in the various spaces in your home: lamps, mirrors, throw rugs and pillows, flowers, decorative soaps and towels, patio furniture. Home staging can be particularly useful if your home is especially old or if the exterior looks dated. Think of it as a little mascara and rouge—if it’s done right, you notice the beauty, not the makeup.
Author:Mary Baggett Phone: 850-524-2777 Dated: July 28th 2016 Views: 168 About Mary: About Mary Baggett
I feel it is important to serve my clients tirelessly from that initial conver...
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I feel it is important to serve my clients tirelessly from that initial conversation all the way to the closing table, and I do so with integrity. I believe that a good deal should never be one-sided. If you want to list your home, there is someone out there who will love your home. If you are looking for a new home, there is someone out there who is putting your dream home on the market and we would love to facilitate that process for you from start to finish!
Buying or selling a home can be a challenging process because it is a transaction involving numerous parties, steps, and decisions. But, it is more than just an involved transaction; it’s a transition, both in your home and your life. If you are moving, selling a rental, buying an investment property, this transaction is likely only one part of a new chapter in a larger story. Let me help you by making this part of your transition as smooth a process as possible.
I use the latest technologies, market research, and strategies to help you in your Real Estate needs. But perhaps more to the point, I bring our experience. Not just professional experience, but personal experience. I've bought and sold homes, and I know what it is like when it goes well. I also know what it is like when it does not go well. Every transaction is different. I listen to you, bring my experience to bear, anticipate difficulties, and help you through the entire process. From working with lenders, title agents, home inspectors, to closing companies, and much more.
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