Prepare to Impress
Buyers are searching for their dream home. They have spent plenty of time daydreaming what it would be like to show off their new home to their family and friends. You cannot leave it to chance when buyers come in to view your home they will be able to see past the clutter or flaws that exist. I repeatedly find they do not. Plus, it's not worth the financial impact. You can dramatically improve how well your home shows and how quickly it sells. How? Clean, inside and out. It matters, a lot. De-clutter. Store it, give it away, throw it away. Either way, get it out of your house. Complete minor repairs on everything that's visible and important. Address the chipped paint, cracked tiles, squeaky hinges, leaky faucets and overgrown gardens. Fix everything you can. Make sure everything sparkles! I assure you it's worth it. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, staged homes sell nearly 50% faster and for 7-11% more money.
Sound overwhelming? You don’t need to do it overnight. Your agent can point you to someone who can help, or you can break it down into just one small task a day.