We often get asked from home sellers, what do I need to do to get my home ready to sell. Unfortunately we often get that question a little to late in the process and it becomes a stress factor, especially in a hot market like we are having now. It can seem overwhelming, but if you are thinking of listing your home to sell, here are 10 tips to help you prepare the home before you list it, as well once you have it on the market.
|10 Tips to Get Your Home Ready|
When we meet with clients we review these details in a couple of stages. Of course, if there are repairs that are needed, it is very important to get them fixed. Even though most homes are technically sold As-Is, these issues will impact negotiations. Once these items are fixed, your attention needs to turn to first impressions and that is where curb appeal, de-cluttering and finally deep cleaning the home. When these things are completed, your home is ready to go live on the market.
Once your home is live, it is important to keep the first impression aspect on the top of your mind at all times. Your Realtor will help you schedule showings to your needs so timing shouldn't be an issue. But keep in mind your home being available to see at the buyers schedule, is part of the mix that is important in getting top dollar for your home.
If you are thinking of a move, coming up, call your Realtors and ask them to do a review of what is needed to get your home sold. Even if you don't plan to sell for a couple of months or later in the year. Preparing now will certainly help you achieve your home selling goals.
Of course, we are are always here to help. We have put together a quick eGuide which is FREE and filled with tidbits to help you get started.