Tips for Selling your Home
Make a good first impression that will make the buyer WANT to come inside. If you take care of the outside, they will assume the inside is taken care of as well.
Weather appropriate; clean gutters, clean dirty siding, if snow, shovel entire sidewalk and path and de-ice walk ways.
Fix leaky roofs, cracked or broken windows, and leaky faucets.
Give the front door a fresh coat of paint and make it pop in contrast to the house color. Replace faded house numbers with new numbers visible from the street.
Buy a new one and let buyers know they are “WELCOME.”
Clear kitchen countertops of clutter & small appliances; go through the rest of the house and remove clutter and depersonalize by putting family photos that are sitting out away. Let the buyer envision their family in the home.
Buyers like to tinker; open drawers & cabinets, look in closets. Organize and de-clutter closets and drawers. It will make them appear roomier.
Make your home sparkle. Clean ceiling fans, windows, floors, ledges. The buyer will be impressed by the way the home is cared for. Make it move in ready.
While a red kitchen or lime green bedroom may be to your liking, the buyer may be estimating how many gallons of paint it will take to cover up. Neutral colors make rooms appear spacious and soothing.
Eliminate odors. Hide the litter box; spray an odor neutralizer and put out fresh flowers. May want to bake cookies or bread before a showing or open house. No matter what else the house has to offer, a bad odor will kill a potential offer.
We understand that the tax assessor thinks your home is your "castle," but in reality the market determines the value; not you or your agent. Listen to your market professional and keep yourself in the know when it comes to your market area. Keep in mind, if you over price your home you are only helping to sell you competitors homes.