Preparing Your House for Sale
One of the first things we’ll do before putting your house on the market is prepare it for sale. We want to show your house in its best light to maximize its earning potential. We’ll tour your house and I’ll help you see it with the eye of a buyer – what works and what doesn’t work.
Does your house have curb appeal? Can we give it a little more pizzazz to draw the buyer in? First impressions count BIG so don’t short-change yourself – curb appeal will add dollars to the final selling price.
As I walk in the door of your house, I’ll ask myself, "Will this house say, ‘Welcome Home’ to a buyer? Looking through the eyes of a buyer, I’ll note changes that will enhance sales appeal.
Naturally, I’ll make recommendations about repairs that need to be or should be made. This is sometimes a painful experience for the seller and difficult for me. But we’re both on the same team and working toward the same goal, so we need to put aside embarrassment and hurt feelings. You may feel that the old, worn carpet in the study is still serviceable, but I know the prospective buyer won’t be impressed. You may feel that the lovely lavender on the guestroom walls is perfect, but I know the prospect would prefer something much more neutral.
The prospective purchasers have to be able to picture YOUR home filled with THEIR belongings. You’ll be moving soon, so now is the time to start de-personalizing your house and removing some of those ‘things’ that make the family room ‘extra cozy’, the kitchen more ‘homey’ and the bedroom more ‘lived-in’.
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