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Thinking Of Selling Your Home?

Eight Ways To Help Your Home Sell Quickly

Get Rid of the Clutter.

This one simple step can make all the difference. When you show your home to prospective buyers, you want it to appear as spacious and clean as possible. Go through each room and see what you can remove. Things you never use but haven’t yet discarded take up space and gather dust. If you can’t bear to throw them away, rent a storage unit. Hide stacks of paper and magazines. Hang clothes out of sight in closets. Remember – in this case, less is definitely more. Be aggressive. When in doubt, move it out.

Wash All of the Windows.

Sunshine is your friend. It shows your home in the best possible light. Give the windows a good cleaning inside and out a few days before a showing. Dirty glass looks old and will detract from the rest of the picture you’re trying to create. A bright home reveals pleasing colors and textures that might be otherwise hidden. Buyers will also want to see how the outside looks from inside. First impressions are crucial. If the windows are a mess, they may wonder what else you haven’t taken good care of.

Hide family photos and memorabilia.

Remember that prospective buyers want to imagine themselves living in the home. They really don’t care about your stuff. In fact, it’s a distraction. So the less of that kind of thing you have on display the better. Painful though it may be to think of someone making changes to the home you’ve been living in, that’s exactly what’s likely to happen. If you want to sell, you need to remove those items that are personal and make it easier for others to see the home as their own. Then stage the furniture in a way that’s pleasing to the eye but less aligned to your personal taste.

Remove anything that’s related to pets.

Buyers visiting your home may have nothing against dogs or cats or any other domesticated animal, but evidence of their presence raises questions of cleanliness and even possible carpet or floor damage. It’s best to put pet food, toys, litter, etc., well out of sight and take pets somewhere else when a showing is scheduled.   Vacuum thoroughly to pick up dander and hair, shampoo the carpet, clean the air ducts, and do whatever else is possible to get rid of any odors.

Do some research on your roof, HVAC system and water heater.

Provide your Realtor® with installation, upgrade and service dates for these vital and often costly components in your home. Smart buyers will be wary of incurring significant expenses after making a purchase, and the fact that you’ve already taken care of replacements or major repairs could be important selling points. If you have the paperwork to support whatever work was done and the date it was completed, be sure to make that available in case questions arise. Include the operating manuals and warranty documents when applicable. A few recent utility bills can also help to alleviate any concerns a buyer may have.

Improve your curb appeal.

If you live in a house, drive or walk by and take a critical look at the way others see it. Those minor repairs and improvement you’ve been putting off may not seem important to you, but prospective buyers will notice and form a subconscious opinion that there are more things that they’ll need to fix. And that’s before they even go inside. So fix any nicks and scratches. Replace ugly or non-functioning doorknobs and handles. Give the house a fresh coat of paint. In the yard, remove dead branches from trees, pull weeds and repair cracks in the driveway. These are small investments of time and money that can make a big difference when it comes to selling your home at the best possible price. Here again, first impressions are very important.

Clean, clean, clean.

It’s not fun, but a thorough cleaning is absolutely a requirement before you list your home for sale. Even the areas that aren’t visible retain odors that you probably don’t notice but will be quite obvious to a prospective buyer. Either hire a professional service and supervise their work or commit to taking on the major task of doing what’s necessary to eliminate all dirt and grime wherever it may be. That means moving appliances, wiping down blinds, scrubbing and disinfecting bathrooms, cleaning cabinets, drawers and shelves and much more. This is not a job that can be done halfway. Anything serious that is overlooked could negate any positive impression the rest might have created.

Go somewhere else.

Find another place to be while a showing is in progress. You may know more than anyone else ever could about your home, but that doesn’t mean you’re the best person to sell it. Leave that job to your Realtor®, who’s far more qualified to answer a wide range of questions and handle any objections that may arise. If you’re not around, buyers will feel more comfortable remaining, possibly making critical comments and talking about making the place their own. The longer they linger, the more likely it is that they will make an offer to purchase. So be patient and stay away. By following the steps outlined above, you will already have done all you could to help insure that your home will sell for more money or at least more quickly than it would have otherwise.

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