Selling Your Home? Be Prepared!
Selling your home can be very stressful to many people. To make the whole process smoother, it helps to be prepared. The following suggestions will help you prepare your home for potential buyers.
Prospective buyers are usually looking to upgrade. They have outgrown their home. Perhaps they need more bedrooms for their growing family or just find their current living space too cramped. As the seller of a home you need to show them what they want space. In order to showcase the space you have to offer, consider removing unnecessary furniture and cleaning out your closets, storage rooms or your garage. Also, keep curtains and blinds open to create an open, airy look.
Fix it Up
Prospective buyers want to move into a house where all mechanical systems are fully functional. In order to ensure everything is working properly, you should have your mechanical systems inspected by licensed contractors. If there are minor repairs to be made they should be done at this time. You should have your furnace and air conditioner cleaned, fix any plumbing leaks and make sure all electrical outlets are in working order. Fixing minor repairs will show the buyer that the home is well maintained. Covering up minor problems warns potential buyers that you could be also hiding something a lot more serious.
Last The first glance prospective buyers will have of your house is from the outside. So once you're done inside, move outside and ensure that your home looks appealing from the street. Make sure the lawn is always cut, garden edges are trimmed and shrubs and trees are cut back. As well, replace broken or rusting gutters. Flowers go a long way in improving the overall look of your house. If the season is right, consider planting some pots or hanging baskets. Also, ensure that children's toys aren't strewn all over the lawn.
Staging a home for sale attracts more Buyers to the home as it simply found to be more appealing. 90% of buyers cannot see the potential of a home. Staging allows a picture to be painted for the buyer. Once expertly chosen furniture is professionally placed in a home, a Buyer can see the homes full potential which speeds up the decision making process. Sellers prevent large losses of equity as time spent on the market decreases and the final sales price tends to increase as Buyers can see more value in the home. Multiple offers are often started on homes that are staged.
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