Getting More For Your Home
How to get top dollar for your home, which is typically your largest investment. Taking some time to prepare your home for sale will give you the most money possible. It only takes a buyer 8 seconds to decide if they like your home or not and the more time you spend on decluttering, empty rooms if overstuffed with furniture and having your home as spacious as possible...this does include closets and garages. Selling your home and living in your home are two entirely different things. When you sell your home you are selling space and a lifestyle. You want the future homeowner to see how much space they will have if they buy your home and invision their furniture in your home.
Showing a house is a lot like going on a first date: you try to look well groomed even if that's not how you normally look! The old adage about first impressions being the most important is just as true for your home as it is for you. A clean house gives prospective buyers the impression that the whole house is well maintained. The more time you spend getting your home ready for sale is the number one thing that will entice multiple offers and resulting in getting top dollar for your home.
Go through entire check list provided:
General Mainenance - oil squeaky doors, tighten doorknobs, replace burned out lights, clean and repair windows, touch up chipped paint, repair cracked plaster, repair leaking taps and toilets.
Curb Appeal - cut lawns, trim shrubs, weed and edge gardens, pick up any litter, clear walk and driveway of leaves, repair gutters and eaves, touch up exterior paint.
Spic and Span - Shampoo carpets, clean washer, dryer and tubs, clean furnace, replace furnace filter if needed, clean fridge and stove, clean and freshen bathrooms.
The Buying Atmosphere - Be absent during showings, leave on all lights, light fireplace, open curtains & blinds, keep pets outdoors.
The Spacious Look - Clear stairs and halls, store excess furniture, clear counters and fridges of magnets etc., make closets neat and tidy.
The First Impression - Clean and tidy entrance, functional doorbell, polish door hardware.
Please Note - all Valuables should be stored in a safety deposit box or a trusted friend or family members house.
If you need help getting your house ready for Selling, I network with great home stagers that can consult you on your home.
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