Preparing to Sell your Home
1. Contact a licensed professional
At any time during this preparation, feel free to contact one of our licensed real estate professionals to help you. Every home is unique so your needs are different from others. They will be able to pinpoint any areas that need attention, help sell your home and provide insight to the process.
2. Freshen up the exterior
The exterior of your home is the first impression people will receive. In light of this, inspect areas such as paint and landscaping. There are ways to renovate without breaking the bank. Simple things such as changing a door handle can go a long way. Keeping the lawn manicured is important as well; once a week is a good rule of thumb. Clearing the snow and ice during winter months also helps. Vehicles that aren’t being used can sometimes distract a potential buyer. Consider finding a place to store them. Other exterior areas may need attention after speaking with a licensed professional but this is a start.
3. Freshen up the interior
The entrance is the second impression people will receive of your home. Consider your entry and foyer and make it as inviting as possible. The goal is to make a buyer feel as though they are at home. Clear any shoes from hallways and thoroughly clean the entrance.
Clear every room in the house of unnecessary clutter, especially the main living areas. You may consider painting the rooms if colors are not neutral. Make sure there is enough light in every room, the brighter the better. Examine kitchen countertops, cabinets, and faucets, and thoroughly clean bathrooms. Keep in mind the agent you choose may ask or recommend additional preparation.
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