PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR SALE
- Enhance your property, your efforts do not need
to be costly; even inexpensive improvements and minor repairs go far towards
attracting serious buyers.
- A new coat of paint cleans up your living space
and makes it look bright and new. To
make rooms look larger, choose light, neutral colors that will appeal to the
most people possible.
- Clear the Clutter. People are turned off by rooms that look and
feel cluttered. Remember, potential buyers
are buying your house, not your furniture, so help them picture themselves and
their possessions in your home by making your rooms feel large, light, neutral
and airy. As you clean, pack away your
personal items, such as pictures, valuables and collectibles and store or get
rid of surplus books, magazines, videotapes, extra furniture, rugs, blankets,
- Clean your home, make everything shine, windows,
window sills, floors, light fixtures, kitchen and bathrooms.
- Closet space is an important consideration to
many buyers. By storing clothing you won’t
use soon, you’ll make closets look more spacious.
- Curb Appeal.
Prune bushes and hedges, trim trees, mow lawn, fertilize, edge and trim,
weed gardens, plant flowers, shovel walkways and driveways, de-ice, seal
asphalt driveway, store tools and garbage pails out of sight, stain or paint
TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME
- The first step in selling any home should be to
arrange to get Comparative Market Analyses (CMA) for your home from three
different Realtors®. Compare the CMAs to
set the price of your home, if one CMA is significantly higher than the others
be suspicious of how that number was reached.
The most important factor in Selling a Home is PRICING IT RIGHT!
- Choosing the right Realtor®, interview several;
ask those key questions; i.e.,
Experience Level, Full or Part Time, Marketing Strategies, etc. Select the Realtor® that is the best match
- Allow prospective Buyers to comfortably examine
your property, don’t try to force a sale instead be friendly and hospitable
pointing out any unnoticed amenities and being receptive to questions. This is not the time for negotiation and
- Try to accommodate all showing requests, selling
a home is an inconvenience but if you want it to sell it must be seen.