Top Tips for Selling Your Home
Have you outgrown your home? Or maybe it’s time to downsize. No matter what the reason for selling your home is, or the state of the housing market, it can be a stressful time for even the most even-keeled human.
We think that selling a home can be an exciting time. It’s the beginning of a new chapter, and we want you to enjoy it. Here are some pro-tips we think will help get your home the ooohs and aaaahs from potential buyers.
When it comes to buying homes, buyers do tend to judge a book by its cover. Be sure the outside of your home entices them to see more of it as soon as they step out of the car. Keep your yard well-manicured, add a pop of color with plants, flowers or even a fresh coat of paint on your front door.
Decluttering is the hot trend right now, but even if you haven’t jumped on the Marie Kondo bandwagon yet. You should. Make sure your home is show worthy by cleaning out closets, drawers, cupboards and even your secret junk hiding spaces. Potential buyers are nosey, and they will look through everything. Make sure your junk isn’t distracting them.
A Little TLC
Okay, so while you are cleaning out all the nooks and crannies. It may also be a good time to repaint the walls to a fresh, natural color. Or if you have painted recently, give all the walls and baseboards a good once over removing any scuff marks or other flaws. As you go from room to room check door handles or knobs, give them a tightening too. Don’t forget the lightbulbs. While it may seem trivial, loose handles or missing light bulbs have a negative effect on buyers. Makes them wonder what else is broken.
Consider a Storage Unit
When it comes to home staging, less is more. Now maybe the time to put all those personal items away for safekeeping. You want the next homeowner to visualize themselves in the space. So that means no matter how beautiful your family photos are or how awesome your one of a kind Dalmatian painting is, it could turn off potential buyers.
Take a Whiff
Now that you have decluttered, painted and fixed the imperfections, it’s time to clear the air. No one wants to walk into a stinky house or move into one for that matter. The problem is we often become accustomed to weird smells and don’t even notice them anymore. Ask an unbiased third party to help you conduct a sniff test. If a thorough cleaning doesn’t get rid of any foul odors, call in the professional. Don’t try to mask it with candles and air fresheners that could make it worse.
Find the Right Realtor
Lastly, but certainly not least. Give us a call. Minteer Real Estate Team provides our clients Real Estate with Results through our years of experience, superior market knowledge, and a WOW customer service experience. We know real estate is more than just a house with a for sale sign in the front yard. It’s about bringing people home where they can build their lives and make lasting memories or even saying bye to the home they loved. We feel every home, and every client we work with has a story which is why we promise to be with each of our clients every step of the way, giving them the premier real estate experience so they can start the next chapter of their life.