If you’re preparing to sell your home, follow these seven steps.
If you’re thinking of selling your home, you’ll want to prepare your home before putting it on the market. But what does that entail, exactly? Today I’ll fill you in.
1. Give me a call. Please give me a call so I can set a time to visit your home. I will walk through and around your home, giving you ideas and feedback about ways we can best appeal to a buyer. We will talk about decluttering, neutralizing paint colors, cleaning big and small areas, and how to prepare for my professional photographer so your home will show in the most optimal way.
2. Boost your curb appeal. We’ll walk the exterior of your home to make sure you have good curb appeal since the outside of your home is the first thing buyers will see. First impressions are important.
3. Declutter. We’ll also make sure that all your surface areas are clear of clutter. Decluttering can make space appear larger and more open.
4. Neutralize. We’ll discuss what needs to be done to give the home a more neutral feel so that it will appeal to the broadest base of buyers, especially in terms of paints and colors.
5. Clean. Clean homes sell.
6. Hire a photographer. The photographer I’ve worked with for over four years is fabulous; he can capture your home in a great light to make it look fantastic for buyers.
7. Start marketing. We try to get your listing out a little early to get the neighborhood talking about your home. Then we’ll make sure they know when it will actually appear on the MLS by sending out e-flyers, posting on social media, and listing your home to all the major real estate websites.
Once we do all these things, there’s no question that your home will be ready for buyers. We’ll do our best to catch you the buyer who will give you the best possible price and terms.
If you have any questions about selling your home, reach out to me. Together we can come up with a strategy that’s right for your situation.