Other than hiring the right Realtor®, preparing your home for sale is CRUCIAL!
You must know that listing photos are often a buyer’s first exposure to home for sale. Today, over 90 percent of home buyers use the Internet to search for homes. Buyers rank home photos as the No. 1 valuable web site feature — according to the 2014 National Association of REALTORS® 2014 Home Buyers and Sellers Profile. Often times great looking photos translates into more showings, fewer days on the market, and even a higher sales prices, that being said, look at each room as if through a camera. Then prepare the rooms to showcase their best features and overall appearance.
Often times it is the little things that count! Be sure to put toilet seats down, throw all dirty clothes and towels in a hamper, make the beds, and hide personal toiletries such as toothbrushes, prescription medications, and shampoo bottles. Make sure your home smells good too! It’s always a good idea to have your carpets and home professionally cleaned when selling your home. Yes you must live there too, but the more you do upfront, the less time your home will spend on the market.
Outside curb appeal can not be forgotten. Once you get the buyers to your home, you want them to go inside! Keep the lawn and landscaping crisp and tidy. Add color when possible. Park your cars in the garage or on the street away from the front of the home, keep the sidewalks and driveway swept, and definitely hide the trash cans.
Add a new welcome mat and let your agent do the marketing!
These are just a few good suggestions to get you started. If you would like more advice and tips on preparing your home for sale, I’d love to talk! Give me a call at 214-458-4198 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.