The majority of the time buyers want a home that is in move-in condition and they are willing to pay for it! Here are some terrific ways to prepare your home for the market:
Kitchen – Clear off the kitchen counter of everything except what is used daily. Make sure everything is spotless including all the appliances. While you are at it, it’s a good idea to take all the magnets & calendar off of the refrigerator for a fresh look.
Bathrooms – Make sure to fix any leaky faucets and unclog any slow drains. Cleanliness is of utmost importance.
Bedrooms – Beds should be neatly made, toys picked up, posters removed from walls, and the laundry should be put away.
Windows and window coverings– Windows should be sparkling clean. Do not forget the drapes and blinds – clean or replace if necessary.
Lights & Fans – Replace any burned out bulbs. Put in maximum wattage bulbs for the best lighting possible. Do not have miss matched bulbs – for example have all the same style and wattage bulbs over the bathroom sink. Dust fixtures and bulbs including any fans.
Organizing a closet - By keeping only seasonal clothes in the closet you can make the most of your closet space.
Scaling down photos - Personal photos should be displayed sparingly during the listing period.
Eliminating large collections –You want your home to be the focal point, not your collection.
Wallpaper & borders – Even if these are in good taste, wallpaper & borders can date a home.
Painting – The return is enormous for simply putting on a fresh coat of paint. Our agents can assist you in selecting a color that would appeal to the majority of potential buyers.
De-cluttering – It is difficult for potential buyers to picture themselves living in your home if it is cluttered or poorly arranged. We will make suggestions if we feel it will help you maximize your profit and quicken the sale of your home.
Eliminate odors – Odors can ruin a potential sale. Therefore, make sure to eliminate any pet, smoke and mildew odors.
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