Imagine that you’re getting ready to sell a car. I’m sure you wouldn’t just pull into the dealership with your coffee still in the cupholder and fast food wrappers still in the backseat.
Instead, you’d probably clean and declutter to get your vehicle ready for sale. Why? You know this would save you money. So, don’t you think you should do the same for your home listing, as well?
There are a four key ways you can prepare if you are going to be listing your home on the market.
1. Make your home picture perfect. All of your personal items should be removed and countertops should be clear. The fact is that more than 95% of buyers start their search online. Pictures will make or break your home’s online presence. Our team has an on-staff stager who can help prepare your home for free.
2. Start packing now. Depersonalizing the home will be key to you attracting as many buyers as possible. Not everyone has the same taste, so your home should appear neutral and tidy. Also, transactions are moving quickly these days. Homes currently spend an average of just 30 days on the market. Getting a headstart on packing will help your home sale and your moving process, simultaneously.
3. Don’t forget about curb appeal. Once a buyer has seen your home online, they may want to drive by your property to see if it looks as good in person as it does online. So, be sure to freshen up your home’s landscaping and exterior. Your front door and front porch should also be pristine.
4. Give your backyard a lifestyle. A lot of people spend a considerable amount of time in their backyard. It may be practical to add a fire pit, a table and chairs, or a lounging area before you list. This will sell buyers on a lifestyle that fits their current one. You want to make your house feel like a home for potential buyers.
If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.