Preparing to sell your home
Clean, Declutter, Paint!
"Buyers decide in the first 8 seconds of seeing a home if they're interested in buying it. Get out of your car, walk in their shoes, and see what they see within the first 8 seconds."- Barbara Corcoran
It is so important to make a great first impression to a buyer entering a home. When a potential buyer walks into a dirty home, they assume that the current owners did not take care of the property. Most buyers will want a move-in ready property that feels like new. A long list of chores and repairs right when they move in will not be appealing and can be daunting to a potential buyer.
Don't know where to start?
- Need a contractor? Just ask we have plenty on speed dial!
- Need to freshen the air? We have a home ionizer you can borrow!
- Need help with staging? We have you covered with that too!
Here are a couple repairs to think of before listing your home:
- Repaint/clean the walls. Neutral shades have been shown to be more appealing to potential buyers.
- Landscape. Add some color with flowers and shrubs. Keep the lawn mowed and remove the weeds.
- Upgrade lighting. Swap out old light bulbs with new brighter bulbs. Add more lamps and accent lighting to brighten up darker rooms.
- Consider renewing floor finishes and replacing old carpets. Flooring is one of the first things a potential buyer will see and can make or break it for them. Cleaning or renewing your floors can result in a great return.
- Power wash the outside of your home.
- Consider sprucing up the exterior door with a fresh coat of paint, welcome mat and plants.