Preparing to Sell
Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor, there are a lot of preparations to ensure you get the best the most money in the shortest time. We can assist by going through and making a list to assure it looks its best, inside and out.
You only get 1 chance to make a first impression
Repair. Paint, touch up, wash windows. If you have hardwood floors that need refinishing, be sure to get it done-hardwood is a huge selling point. Buyers like to snoop around, so be sure to fix any sticky doors or drawers as well. Finally, don’t forget to address any issues with the exterior-fences, shingles, trim trees, shrubs, weed lawn, etc. After all, without curb appeal, some buyers may never get to see the inside.
Neutralize. You want buyers to see themselves in your home. If your living room has lime green shag, wood-paneled walls, and all your collectibles and personal photographs, this will be much harder for them to do. Try replacing any bold color choices in your floors and walls with something more neutral—beiges, tans, and whites. Repainting and reflooring will make everything look fresh and new, and help prospective buyers imagine all the possibilities.
Stage. Once your house is clean and any clutter removed, it’s time to play dress up. We can assist with minor changes such as moving furniture and utilizing your pieces. If more help is needed, Home stagers can add small details and décor touches that will bring out the possibilities in the various spaces in your home: lamps, mirrors, throw rugs and pillows, flowers, decorative soaps and towels, patio furniture. Home staging can be particularly useful if your home is especially old or if the exterior looks dated. Think of it as a little mascara and rouge—if it’s done right, you notice the beauty, not the makeup.