OK, you’ve decided to sell your home. Now what do you do? You can’t just slap a FOR SALE sign outside and get your home sold. It is time to evaluate, your home and critique it like a buyer is going to do.
The following are some helpful hints in preparing your home for Buyers:
DE-CLUTTER, REPAIR AND CLEAN: First Impressions mean everything to a buyer. Wouldn’t you rather buy a home that is clean and shows pride of ownership, as opposed to a home that is dirty, cluttered and in need of numerous repairs? Eventually, you are going to move; so, why not start packing up and storing personal items that are often distracting to a buyer. Clean and organized Cabinets and Closets give the right impression to a buyer that your home has ample storage space. It’s time to review any maintenance projects you have put off and assess whether or not your home is in need of some painting or other repairs.
OPEN HOUSE AND MODEL READY: “Dressing-Up” your home will definitely give buyers the “Wow” factor in viewing your home. Evaluate each room and decide how you can enhance and beautify its features. You can get great ideas by visiting Model Open Houses.
FINISHING TOUCHES: When preparing your home, think about the techniques used to show builders’ model homes or what you might to do to prepare for honored guests. Create as light, cheerful and serene an environment as possible. Open drapes and turn on lights. Set out vases of fresh-cut flowers. Make your home comfortable by adjusting the house temperature as needed. Not to cold and not to hot. And remember, just before you leave and before buyers arrive, turn around at the front door and see what the prospects first impression will be. What is the first thing you notice from that vantage point? Is it an asset?
I have staged several homes over the past years. In today’s market place, now more than ever, it is imperative that your home stands out from all the others. So, if you are looking for that ‘Wow’ factor and would like a consultation with regards to staging your property, please contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 530 908-7872.