Stage your home for a quick sale-First impression matters.

Spring appears to be here...SOON!  And with spring comes prime selling season.

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My objective is to sell your home at the best price possible in the shortest amount of time.
Highlighting the features of your home is very important if you want to sell close to your asking price and as quickly as possible.

Home staging is the process of preparing your home for sale. Staged homes are perceived as comfortable, attractive and well cared for, and have been proven to sell faster and for more money.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE HARD TO BREAK
Most home buyers form an opinion about your home within seconds of seeing it for the first time.They will probably spend less than 15 minutes  touring your house, and they are going to see many other houses with similar features and amenities. Remember, you have one chance for a first impression so make your home the one the buyers remember by giving them a great first impression.

THE OUTDOORS


“CURB” APPEAL

The way your home looks from the street can make or break the sale.  A large percentage of home buyers decide whether or not to look inside  a house based on its curb appeal. The best way to get started is by viewing your property from the home buyer’s perspective. Ask yourself what is your first impression of the home front, what are the best and worst features and how can you enhance,improve or minimize them?

ATTENTION TO THE HARD SURFACES
Make sure the sidewalk and front walkway are free of debris. If necessary, give it a clean sweep and remove weeds that may be growing between cracks. Remove grease or oil spots and fill cracks in your driveway.

LANDSCAPE PARADISE! OR NOT?
There are times that adding elements to your landscaping can help curb appeal, but there are also times when removing something is more effective. Keep the grass mowed and the weeds pulled. Trim trees and bushes. Plant flowers to add a touch of color.

A HOUSE FACE-LIFT
Does your house look dull and dingy? Give it a face-lift with a good old-fashioned paint job or power wash.
Repair loose roof shingles and clean the windows (both inside and out). Install window boxes with bright flowers.
Replace a weather-beaten mailbox, and add visual interest by positioning rocks and potted plants around it.

AT THE FRONT DOOR
Continue the allure with a friendly front door. Restore its luster with a  few coats of varnish or spiff it up with a rich, new accent color. Make sure your doorbell works. Repair torn screens. Clean outdoor light fixtures.

DON’T FORGET THE REAR VIEW
Buyers doing a drive by will try their best to see your backyard. If it’s visible from another street or from someone’s driveway, it should be a part of your curb appeal efforts.So make sure to apply the same effort by keeping the grass mowed, the weeds pulled and the trees and bushes trimmed.
Treat your backyard like a living space in your house. Minimize furniture to the essentials and hide all the kids’ toys.

Although this list may seem daunting, it is well worth it if you are motivated to sell your home.   It can make the difference between a quick sale and a house that sits on the market for months.

Stay tuned for my next blog post: tips on staging the interior of your home and getting your home ready to sell.

Are you planning to sell your home this spring ? Contact me for more helpful tips on how to stage your home and a free market evaluation.

For your Real Estate questions call

 Carmen Labancz

cell 905 808 1586


 

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