As you can see I’m a big believer in planning and preparing ahead of time when selling a home. Every home and every owner is different and unique in their own situation and future goals. Some sellers want top dollar and will prepare to sell. Some will not or do not have the means to prepare. Some do not need to prepare because the house is already perfect! Planning and preparing to sell is only one of the seven ingredients for a successful sale. This is just a brief outline of what I look at prior to putting a home on the market. 1. Curb appeal. The very first thing a buyer sees as driving up to the home. Many times I’ve been showing homes and the buyer said keep driving I don’t even want to see the inside. Get the exterior front of your home and property ready to show. Make it look like a model home. Edge the grass and flower beds, weed everything, make the front door look brand new. Paint if needed ect…. 2. Interior cleaning. The way we live in a house and the way we sell it are two different things. That deep deep deep spring cleaning is a must! 3. Interior odors. Pet, smoking and food odors will cost you thousands and extra time on the market. 4. Interior paint, flooring and counter tops. The newer and cleaner the better. Neutral colors are the best. These are the easiest and cheapest to get done and get the biggest return on. 5. Staging and uncluttering. Arranging or removing furniture to open up traffic patterns and make rooms feel larger and flow better. Uncluttering personal items and clearing counter tops to a few items only.
There’s so much more to what’s outlined above. We could list hundreds of things that could be done. The point I’m trying to make is that it’s worth the time to work together on this. Never feel like your wasting a realtors time by having them come out and do a walk through and give their opinions and ideas to preparing the home for sale… even if you are early and not planning on selling for months down the road. Preparing early gives you time to do the job right and shop and compare prices on contractors that may be needed. Plus most realtors have their own go to contractors that understand you’re selling and aren’t looking to spend a ton of money to sell and not enjoy the improvements. You’d be amazed how cheap it actually is to carpet and linoleum a whole house if you’ve aligned yourself with the right contractors!
Please contact me at 425-330-5432 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment. At the same time we can discuss price and any other issues or concerns you may have. Home selling season is here!