Selling your house does not just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out in front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time. Consider these three basic selling preparations before you get started!
Just because you are used to the cracks in the walls and the rattles in the radiators doesn’t mean a buyer is as well. If you have hardwood floors that need refinishing, be sure to get it done—hardwood is a huge selling point. Buyers like to snoop around, so be sure to fix any sticky doors or drawers as well. Finally, don’t forget to address any issues with the exterior—fences, shingles, sidewalks, etc. After all, without curb appeal, some buyers may never get to see the inside.
You want buyers to see themselves in your home. If your living room has lime green shag, wood-paneled walls, and all your collectibles and personal photographs, this will be much harder for them to do. Try replacing any bold color choices in your floors and walls with something more neutral—beiges, tans, and whites. Repainting and reflooring will make everything look fresh and new, and help prospective buyers imagine all the possibilities.
Once your house is clean and updated, it’s time to play dress up. Home stagers can add small details and décor touches that will bring out the possibilities in the various spaces in your home: lamps, mirrors, throw rugs and pillows, flowers, decorative soaps and towels, patio furniture. Home staging can be particularly useful if your home is especially old or if the exterior looks dated. Think of it as a little mascara and rouge—if it’s done right, you notice the beauty, not the makeup.
Coldwell Banker Agents Selling Homes
It is no secret that real estate agents from Coldwell Banker sell homes faster and for more money. We do this with our in-house marketing team, professional photography, and high quality videos for your listing. This turns into less stress for you and more money in your pocket!
As a result, combing these three tips with expertise from an experienced agent and you have the recipe for success!