You can do a lot to increase the appeal of your property and to create a lasting impact on potential buyers. We tell a seller, “your home should look the best it ever has in your entire ownership, the day you hit the market.”
What To Do To Prepare:
The following are a couple of factors to keep in mind when listing your property for sale:
1. Curb Appeal.
Keeping your landscape pristine, and adding creative touches to your yard, such as colorful annuals, will create an immediate impact on passers-by and potential buyers.
2. Property Repairs.
Simple upgrades such as window repairs, polishing the doorknobs, and a fresh coat of paint in the most frequently used rooms will instantly brighten up the property.
3. Cleanliness and Staging.
Keep your property uncluttered, sweet-smelling and well-lit from top-to-bottom. Pay attention to details: put away the kitty litter, place a vase of fresh flowers near the entryway, light a candle, have your windows & carpets cleaned. Your agent will walk through your property and give you recommendations of how to best present your home through staging, decluttering & refreshing.
4. Disclosures and Inspections.
We are very familiar with the legal procedures involved in disclosures and are ready to help you develop a thorough disclosure statement beneficial to both you and the buyer, as well as suggest home improvement measures before placing your property on the market (such as termite and pest inspections).
We live in a digital world. Your agent will ensure that beautiful, professional photos will showcase your home. In addition your home will be accessible to realtors across the city to schedule a physical walk through tour of your home. Every walk through tour will be logged and your seller’s agent will solicit feedback from every buyer’s agent who has walked through your home. This feedback will be provided to you, the seller. Future showings and pricing conversations may emerge after the house has been shown multiple times. You can trust your agent to lead you every step of the way through this showtime phase. Relax and be ready to keep your house show worthy every morning before you head off to work. If you work from home, you will need to find a nearby coffee shop, park or other location to go to when agents bring buyer’s to tour your home.