Are you getting your home ready to sell? If it feels overwhelming, that’s because it is! I see what my clients go through with every move and it’s a hard job. You can’t expect top dollar by not preparing your home. Even in a seller’s market, you have to make an effort to present your home in the best possible way.
Here are my top 5 tips for getting started!
- Organize and Declutter – don’t organize what you can declutter! If it’s something you haven’t used in awhile, just toss or donate it. You know we all have junk drawers – clean out the stuff you don’t use. There is no sense in taking it with you.
- Create Curb Appeal – it’s the first impression a buyer has of your house. Mow the lawn, edge your sidewalks, put down fresh mulch, and flowers for pops of color.
- Invest in interior cosmetic improvements – You need a fresh coat of paint on all of your walls, trim, and baseboards.
- Call professionals for jobs that should not be tackled by Harry Homeowner. If you’ve never refinished hardwood floors before, now is not the time to try it. The same goes for electrical and plumbing issues.
- Understand what conveys with your house. If you have a gorgeous light fixture over your dining room table, most buyers are going to see that and expect it to convey. Don’t take it down right before settlement. If you have any questions about conveyance items, ask your realtor.
When you’re getting your home ready to sell, consult with a realtor before making major improvements also. You don’t want to spend your money on things that won’t give you a good return on investment. At the same time, don’t neglect areas that will make a great impression either. Someone with fresh eyes should give you advice and your friends are too nice to tell you the truth. Call a Realtor!
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