Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time. And most, surprisingly, don’t cost you a lot of money.

 

Call us first. You posted on Facebook you were looking sell and needed some advice. Be prepare to be flooded with varying opinions. Majority of the client’s we work with admit that they were going to spend thousands on new flooring, cabinet, paint and more just to get the home ready for their Realtor.  Instead, we ask you call us first so we can help you determine what needs to be done and what should be done to get the best return on your investment. Additionally, we will discuss small tips to make big improvements, small repairs to avoid costly inspection requests and what items you should avoid replacing and instead offer strategic pricing or credits. 

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. The key- neturalize your colors, and your contents. If you look like you are at capacity- buyers can’t envision where their belongings fit into your space, or their family. 

Stage. Once your house is clean and updated, its time to play dress up. Home stagers can add small details and decor 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.