Trust me, I understand that when making the decision to sell, your home isn’t always in its limelight condition. With that said, follow these steps to ensure your home looks like a diamond to prospective buyers.
The goal is to make the home feel light and airy to prospective buyers. Too much clutter and personal items can damper that buyer’s experience. Packed closets, tables full of family photos, Knick Knacks, and a kitchen table with the last 3 days’ worth of unread mail will make it harder for the buyer to envision them and their family living there.
Clearing the cobwebs, freshening up the blinds, clearing the grease from the oven are what you can expect getting your home ready for showings. Consider getting the carpets cleans and if you have pet…., “Fluffy’s” pet hair has no place in the home selling process. Give your home that nice shine to leave buyers with a positive, clean impression of your home.
This step in the home selling process involves optimizing the use, look, and feel of your home. Repainting the walls, rearranging the furniture, bringing in some furniture props, and even adding that extra fluffy pillow to your bed are just a small handful of ways to make your property extremely marketable to prospective buyers.
Repairs and Renovations
Expecting to bring in top dollar for your home in the shortest amount of time? You should definitely expect to make the necessary upgrades to compete in the market. Doors need replacing? Damaged hardwood floors? The outside gate barely hanging on to its last bracket? Got a leak? Have these repairs taken care of by professionals to ensure the functionality and integrity to offer the most value to your home. For bigger renovations such as updating the kitchen or bathroom, these can be an excellent return on investments to compete in your neighborhood’s market.
How Austin can help you prepare your home to sell
- Considering I have many clients that have bought with my advising, I know what buyers are looking for. Buying a home is an emotional process – we want to appeal to the buyers emotions.
- Coordinate repairs and renovations with the various arsenal of contractors, painters, cleaners, electricians, stagers, and even gardeners to bring your home to maximum value.
- Advise what repairs will bring your maximum ROI in your market. What do the buyers REALLY care about ? Spending $15,000 for a new deck when the buyers in your town are looking for that perfect finished basement may not be the smartest investment. On the flip side, spending $15,000 to upgrade both bathrooms can bring an extra $35-$50k to your home’s value. Which ROI would YOU like? ….. I thought so.