Get Your Home Ready to SELL!
As you prepare your home for sale.,
it's very important to THINK like a HOME BUYER. Do this, if you
will...ask yourself "if I were buying a home, what would I like to
see when I visit homes for sale?"
The more you think about this
important question, the more you'll realize that you would want to visit
a home that shows and presents at it's best. Why, because it'll
give you a good "feeling" about the home.
I've represented many Home Buyers and
the single most common factor that tips a home in the Home Buyer's favor
is the intangible "feel" the Home Buyer gets when they view a home.
Remember...think HOME BUYER as you
prepare your home for sale! Here are a few suggestions to
Inside your Home...
Inspect the house
room by room. Paint if necessary. Clean carpets or
drapes that need it. Clean dirty windows.
objects from furniture. Keep decorative objects on the
furniture in small groups.
A clean kitchen
is important! Clear refrigerator free of messages, pictures,
etc. clear away unnecessary or rarely used items from countertops.
Keep appliances clean.
bathrooms sell homes! Remove unnecessary items from
countertops, tubs, shower stalls, commode tops. Keep only your
most needed cosmetics, brushes, etc. in one small group on the
counter. Coordinate towels.
remove some of the furniture if necessary. Sparsely furnished
rooms appear larger.
Make closets look
bigger. Remove and pack away items that can be stored
Take down or
rearrange certain pictures or objects on walls. Patch and
paint if needed.
items like doorknobs, faucets, mouldings, etc.
up the home. Open the drapes or blinds and leave lights and
lamps on, especially during showings.
Have the radio on
FM during the day and for all showings. Tune into a jazz
station or easy listening contemporary station!
Outside your Home...
Start with the
lawn, fertilize if needed. Keep the lawn trimmed, edged and
Trim all bushes
and plants. Keep plants from blocking windows. Weed and
clear planting areas. “You can't sell a house if you can't see
Check gutters and
roof for dry rot. Repair needed shutters, gutters, and
downspouts. Paint the mailbox!
Check the house
for painting, especially the front door and trim. “You never
get a second chance to make a good impression.”
Go around the
perimeter of the house. Move all garbage cans, wood scraps,
extra building material, etc. into the garage.
Clear patios or
decks of small items such as small planters, flower pots, charcoal,
BBQ's, toys, etc.
and windows and make necessary repairs. Clean windows on the
important! If we don't have it, we can't show the home!
Contact an Access Real Estate Professional Today for
a Consultation to Develop Your Home Selling Plan!