What to Do To Prepare
It is surprising how much you are able to increase the appeal of your property and to create a lasting impact on potential buyers by following some simple suggestions.
Maintaining an immaculate and groomed landscape is paramount. While adding colorful touches to your yard, such as blooming annuals, creates an immediate impact on passers-by and potential buyers.
Simple upgrades or property repairs and a fresh coat of paint in the most frequently used rooms will instantly liven up the property. Having carpets cleaned is also a must.
Cleanliness and Staging
Always be sure your property is uncluttered, smelling clean and is well-lit from top-to-bottom. Paying attention to details can give you an edge when showing and selling your property. Details like minimizing clutter, indirect lighting, playing soft background music, fresh flowers at the entry, and pre-showing aromatic baking may appeal to the scrutinizing buyer. Your Realtor can make suggestions concerning how you might improve the “staging” of your property.
Disclosures and Inspections
Your Realtor is familiar with the legal procedures involved in selling your home. Disclosure statements are beneficial to both you and the buyer. Complete these forms as if someone is going to read them in an effort to gain familiarity with your property. There may be on-going maintenance items you may wish to tackle before placing the property formally on the market.
Showing Your Property
Your Realtor will coordinate showings of your property. It is always best to vacate the property when buyers are scheduled to view the home. The listing Realtor may or may not be present and the buyer’s Realtor will typically always be present.