Once you have set the price, your next step in the journey is preparing your property so that it looks attractive to buyers.
Ideally, you want your home to look like a showcase.
This is more important than you might think. REALTORS® repeatedly find that people can’t visualize the potential of a home. They have to see it. That means that how your home
shows — today — is how people see themselves in it. They can’t see past the chips, leaks, clutter and stains. In fact, they tend to focus even more on those things.
The 3 R’s of prepping your home for sale
Remove. Get rid of as much clutter as possible. Give it away, sell it at a garage sale, put it in storage, or take it to the dump. Just get it out of the
house. You want your home to look spacious and tidy.
Repair. Chipped paint, cracked tiles, squeaky hinges, leaky faucets. Fix everything you can. If you need a contractor, I can recommend one.
Renew. Clean, clean and clean again. (It’s that important!) You want your home to look guest-ready. Organize each room so that it looks like a showcase. A fresh coat of paint can go a long way to dramatically improving the look.
Sound overwhelming? You don’t need to do it overnight. I can point you to someone who can help, or you can break it down into just one small task a day.
And here’s good news: Everything you remove, clean or repair helps to sell your home faster and for a better price. So it’s like getting paid to do it!