Getting the most for your property means doing more than putting a “For Sale” sign in front of your house. In a competitive market, you can count on me to get your property noticed, from preparation, marketing, to negotiating.
Together, we will join as a team, and I will work tirelessly for you until I sell your property.
You are not entirely at the mercy of the market, even when the market favors buyers. A prepared home sells faster and for more money with some simple preparations.
Maximize your home’s value
Buyers are typically looking for specific qualities when they tour a home: spaciousness, upkeep, and a good fit for their lifestyle. You may think these are fixed elements; however, you can maximize how buyers view your home with a few simple actions.
De-cluttering and de-personalizing your home can be the single most effective selling effort you can make. An uncluttered room appears larger and cleaner. It is also easier for buyers to picture their furnishings in a home that is cut down to basics. Pack up items that are unnecessary and overly personal. Think hotel room or model home. Try to make every storage space look roomy by cutting down on contents as much as possible. You have to pack it eventually – you might as well do it now and reap the benefits.
Moving can be hectic, so buyers prefer a home that does not require lots of work to make it livable. Even simple repairs on your end can make a home much more attractive and valuable to a buyer. A coat of paint in a neutral color, some putty or filler, and patched screens are minor fixes that can earn you more than it cost to fix in the long run. Replacing flooring, however, may be better served as a line-item during closing, so the buyer can choose what they want.
What is home staging? Having a professional, like us, come in and arrange the furnishings, contents, and decor, as if it was a model. Staging also includes the exterior of the home, where first impressions are made. Staging includes experienced recommendations on where the money is best spent in preparing a home for sale, by the Realtors who tour hundreds of homes with prospective buyers. A staged home sells more quickly and for higher prices than un-staged homes; in fact, staging is becoming the “new normal.”
So many buyers do their ‘shopping’ online and depend heavily on photos of the property, inside and out. Better photos mean greater exposure, greater interest, and more qualified buyers.