At Sound Properties, we believe that preparation is a key to success. We are in a very competitive real estate market and home buyers have more demands than ever. Therefore, it is critical that when you are selling your property, it needs to be memorable for all the right reasons. To ensure that your home is in the best possible condition for showing, here are a few of our must-dos!
This step is so simple that it should go without saying, but I'm sure we've all toured homes that the seller has neglected to clean. Regardless of how nice the neighborhood is or well-rated the schools are, a messy home will leave buyers with a negative impression of the property. To declutter, go into every room and get rid of extra furniture, wall hangings, stacks of paper, clothing and anything else but the bare necessities. Not only will this give you a head start on packing, but its also an opportunity to purge and simplify your belongings. Along with decluttering comes a thorough deep clean. Spend the time or money to have your home cleaned before going on the market. Essentially, you want to present your house as a model home to potential buyers.
Fresh paint sells houses! Having your house's interior painted in neutral colors prior to listing will make a world of difference in how the house shows. A neutral palate is more accessible to potential buyers and allows them to better envision their personal style in the home. Try to pick lighter neutral colors to brighten up the home and give the impression of more space. Additionally, depending on how long it's been since the exterior of your home has been painting, it might be worthwhile to invest in a new exterior patina.
If you have older carpeting or wood floors that have seen better days, invest in getting new carpeting put in or refinishing those floors. At the very least, have your carpets and rugs cleaned by a professional so that they look their best. Well-maintained flooring will also be key to leaving a good impression on buyers! It is just one less thing that a buyer would need to do before moving in to their new home.
Give the exterior of your home a tune up with some fresh landscaping and seasonal flowers. The landscape is the buyers first impression on the home, so make it a good one!
Bringing in professional staging is an excellent way to give your home that extra "wow factor". Professional staging designers will emphasize the best flow and layout of your floor plan! This investment will help your home put it's best face forward and will go far in enticing potential buyers.
Before listing your home, focus your time and energy on these key areas to make the most out of the sale!