When you decide to sell your home, it is important to remember that it has now become a commodity - with features and assets which need to be shown in their best possible light. You need to de-personalize it as much as possible so that prospective buyers can visualize it a home for themselves.
Consider the exterior of your home first. The first impression from the street includes exterior condition of the structure and walkways and landscape. Is there a warm and inviting approach to the home to set the stage for excitement within? Inside, focus on room size and natural light. Remove any distractions and donate or sell items you don't want to keep before putting your house on the market.
"Less is more" in creating more space. If things need tidying inside your closets or cabinets, take charge! Try to give the overall impression that there is ample storage. Pack up and store any fixtures, appliances and window treatments which you plan to exclude from the sale of your home. Replace heirlooms with suitable fixtures to avoid problems later. Inspect your rooms for defects that can easily be fixed. If the faucet drips, have it fixed. If the paint needs patching, take action and make the repairs. If the window screens are torn, replace them and have the windows washed prior to listing the property for sale. If a fresh coat of paint will be of help to lighten and brighten the space, do it! Once you've organized and de-cluttered, repaired and freshened, it is time to make sure the house is as clean as possible on a regular basis. Make sure to remove any musty or stale odors in the house.
With attention to detail beforehand, a great impression can be achieved and you will assure a substantial edge over your competitors. Selling a home is a process. I have been a seller and a buyer within the last year and I am able to offer you first-hand experience with this process, along with my expertise of being a Realtor for over twenty years. I look forward to working with you.
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