If you’ve been thinking of selling your home here are some tips to get you ready.
#1 Separate Yourself from Your Home
Selling your home is a big decision. After thoughtful consideration, when you are ready to move forward it is best to disassociate yourself from your home. Although it may be hard, you must look at your home as a product to be sold and let go of your emotions that are tied to the home.
It is best to pack up your family keepsakes and photographs. When a potential buyer looks at a home you want them to envision living their life there, complete with their own family photos on the walls.
It is easy to accumulate a large amount of clutter throughout the years. Go through your home and consider donating or throwing away any un-needed items that are taking up space. Put essential items that you need daily in a box that can be stored in a closet when needed and make sure to keep all counters free from clutter.Keeping the home free from clutter helps the potential buyer to focus solely on the home.
#4 Rearrange Closets and Cabinets
When viewing a home, buyers like to look inside closets and cabinets. It gives them a feel for the storage space of the home and how organized it can be. A good idea would be to remove half of the items from your closet or cabinet and neatly arrange what you have left in there. It gives the impression that there is a large amount of storage and also helps to make those areas nice and tidy.
#5 Stage Your Home
Staging your home helps to showcase the floorplan. Make sure to include furniture that is appropriate in each room and gets the most use of the space.
#6 Hire a Knowledgeable Agent
It is important that you have an agent who is experienced and knowledgeable. Make sure that they are well informed and are constantly monitoring the market. You will also want an agent who is easily available and ready to help you with any concerns you may have.
#7 Make Minor Repairs
A home is more lucrative if it is move in ready with less work for the buyer. Small fixes can make a big impact. Many of these fixes are at a minimal cost and will help you get top dollar for your home.
#8 Clean the House
A clean house shows that the owner has kept up with the home and has taken very good care of it throughout the years. If you are still living in the home, make sure that the house is always “show-ready” at all times. It may be inconvenient but it makes a huge impact in getting the house sold.
Imagine you are the home buyer, look at the outside of your home. Does it look welcoming and inviting to you? Walk through the home and imagine how you would look at each room as if you were the buyer. Focus on what is the selling point for each room.
#10 Check Curb Appeal
The first impression is the only impression. It determines how the buyer perceives the home before they walk through the door. Make sure that the lawn is mowed, outside paint is not faded and landscaping is well manicured.
If you are ready to sell your home and would like to find out how much it’s worth in today’s market visit www.386Luxury.com for your free comparative market analysis. With 35 years of experience providing exceptional service, I’m here to help with all your selling needs. Call Hedy Weiss your Volusia county real estate expert at 386-316-1870.