Dress Your House for Success
Selling Your House for the Best Price in the Least Amount of Time
Now that you’ve made the decision to sell you home, you’ll want to look at it differently. It’s not a house for sale and looking at it through the “buyers eyes” can help you package it to sell more quickly.
This checklist can help you organize what needs to be done.
Dressing your house for success doesn’t need to be expensive or overly time consuming. You can borrow or rent the “extras” like decorative house plants or lawn furniture to make you house really memorable. And, if you don’t have enough time to do cleaning or repair work, consider hiring a professional. It could save you time and money later.
As you use the checklist, consult with your real estate professional to establish your plan. They know best what is important to buyers in your market and you’ll want to concentrate on those things that really make the difference toward a successful sale.
Six Key Steps
Uncluttering makes every room look larger and feel neater. If a house is cluttered, buyers have trouble imagining themselves in it. By removing or storing things you don’t need, you create a roomy, comfortable feeling that will be inviting to prospective buyers. Remember, when in doubt, throw it out, sell it or give it away!
Cleaning makes your house easy for buyers to explore and give the impression that it has been well cared for. Be sure every room smells as good as it looks, paying special attention to pet areas, nurseries and bathrooms. Some fresh paint and a one time professional cleaning service can make your house look like new!
Repairing eliminates buyers’ objections before they arise. If you think something is too much trouble to fix, chances are buyers will too. Buyers tend to think repairs will cost more than they do.
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