The real estate market has been improving. Is it time to sell my home?
It is important to prepare your house for sale. Below are some helpful hints that may help you with this process.
Today’s perspective buyer will search for properties using the internet. They will view pictures of homes. Many of them will even do a drive by of the property to make sure everything about the property and the community is right for them. Then and not until then will they want to set up a showing with their Realtor. Just remember pictures speak louder than words.
The sellers must provide reason for buyers to choose their property. The house must show well both inside and out. The first thing buyers notice when driving up to a property is the homes curb appeal. This might be the most critical time for decision-making by a buyer. It could make or break a deal. It is important that the property shows well from the street. A clean and inviting property with a manicured lawn, with mulch around the bushes and a freshly painted front door is just what the buyer ordered.
Once in the home, you want to create an atmosphere that is inviting to the buyer. Freshly painted walls and a clean carpet make rooms look brighter and more spacious. Many homes are decorated with family pictures and memorabilia. This tends to be a negative for the buyer’s experience. Remember you are trying to create the best model home experience for the buyer. So when possible remove the family photos. Lastly clean off tables, counters and book shelves. There is no need for clutter when showing a home.
These are just a few helpful ideas that will help you in preparing your home for sale. I hope they are helpful hints for you. Good luck with selling your home.
Keeping Hope Alive, Realtor John