First impressions are paramount
I can’t stress this enough. When a potential buyer arrives at your home, the initial curb appeal needs to be flawless, as this will set the tone for the entire showing. The lawn should be cut, leaves raked, and walkways cleared, so buyers feel welcome. Also, turn on your outside lights and make sure your front door is clean and lit.
A clean home is a valuable home
The longer you live in a home, the less you see the clutter. Try to look at your home with fresh eyes, and clean every nook and cranny. Things need to shine. A fresh coat of paint, clean towels & mirrors, and a vase of fresh flowers can go a long way. If you don’t have time to clean, hire a professional. A little money spent upfront will pay in the end.
Always consider lighting
Lighting is often overlooked, but it is key to a strong first impression. It minimizes shadows, yet accentuates the shine from faucets, cabinet hardware, floors, and stainless steel. Also, if your lights are dirty or dim, strongly consider cleaning them or replacing the bulbs with fresh ones. Good lighting helps to add warmth to a space, so consider each and every room.
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Determine the true value of your home
A comprehensive home evaluation by a trusted inspector is the only real way of determining the actual value of your home. This evaluation may uncover details that need to be addressed prior to selling, but it’s better to discover any deficiencies on your own time, rather than by an inspector on the buyer’s side. The more details you can arm yourself with, the better.
Below are some important steps to consider when selling your home:
- Have a home evaluation
- Are you hiring a realtor?
- Determine your list price
- Consider first impressions
- Clean your home & tidy up
- Fresh paint always wins
- Negotiating is part of the process
- Seriously consider all offers