ARE YOU READY?


There are many things to consider when preparing to sell your home, and the more prepared you are for the journey, the easier it will be. Here are some basics to consider:

Presentation is everything

You'd be amazed at the difference "cosmetic" improvements can make in how buyers react to our home. So you may want to spend some time sprucing up your home with paint and landscaping as well as taking care of necessary repairs you may have been avoiding. This not only will help you get the very best price, but may help you get an offer sooner.

First impressions are vitally important

How often have you heard someone say , "My gut reaction was really good…or really bad? Generally you want to have some control over the first impression that buyers have. You create a great first impression if the lawn is well cared for, or in winter, the driveway is plowed and the walkways clear. A seasonal door decoration adds warmth and a friendly welcome.

Remove all clutter

Whether it's your closet, the basement, or main living areas. Keeping all areas free of accumulated clutter makes your home more spacious and appealing to the potential buyer, who therefore perceives it as worth more. So toss out, give away and hold that garage sale now, before your house goes on the market.

Keep things light and bright.

Keep as many lights on as possible and open the drapes to let the sun in. Well-lit rooms look larger and give visitors a more positive feeling. Clean windows also help.

Highlight best features.

If the jewel of your home is a beautiful view or a charming fireplace, think about arranging your furnishings or using colors in a way that will spotlight that feature.

 


If the jewel of your home is a beautiful view or a charming fireplace, think about arranging your furnishings or using colors in a way that will spotlight that feature.