It’s Time to Sell!
The time has come and you are ready to take the steps to put your house up for sale. While there are many different strategies and tips to ensure you have a successful and stress-free sale, there are a few things that we might not only overlook, but also not even know about. With all things in life, you only get one first impression and first impressions are the most important. To ensure you have the ideal first impression be sure your home is ready to hit the market, this means inspecting, upgrading, repairing, cleaning, de-cluttering etc. from the baseboards all the way up to the ceilings.
Detaching yourself from your home is much easier said than done. Removing your memories can prove to be much harder than you may think, however, this is a vital role in a successful sale. You want to be sure that instead of selling your home, you are instead selling a house that is ready for the next buyer.
To kill two birds with one stone, while you are beginning to remove your belongings, start to go through any and all documents you may have regarding your house. This could include but not be limited to things such as deeds, rental agreements, utility bills, mortgage information, tax bills, etc. this will help your real estate agent have the documentation that is requested by potential buyers. Many buyers will want to see a history of the home to be able to get an idea of how their lives will mesh into the home should they choose to put in an offer.
Moving is a stressful endeavor and many people will agree that it is no easy task. Luckily there is a way you can help take a load off of your move before your move is even under way. By eliminating excess furniture as well as any items that are not used on a daily basis you are opening up the space in your home. By making your home look larger and airier than it truly is, you could trick the eye of buyers and end up getting more offers. If you have a garage, accessible attic or built in book shelves, make sure to clear these out as they are great selling points and can catch the eyes of buyers easily in either a positive or negative way pending the impression that is given.
Rise and shine! Over sized windows are a coveted feature among many homes, however, once you’ve lived in a home with large windows you also know that waking up to the sun hitting your eyes isn’t always as pleasant as the movies may portray. Due to this, over the years you may have purchased heavy curtains or thick blinds, while this makes your day-to-day life much easier, it also makes your room darker. While making the room dark was your original goal, it isn’t a good selling point.
Remove those coverings and give your room(s) a brighter face-lift. With this light and airy cohesive look, make sure to leave your doors (excluding bathrooms) open to allow for an open concept feel and flow throughout your home. Now that your home has converted back to the house you originally fell in love with, get ready to sell and enjoy where your new journey will take you!