You’ve decided to list your home, now what? It’s time to bring in some buyers! Now, once you list your home, you want it to look amazing inside and out at ALL times! Click here to read the blog from last week on things to do before you list, to make your life a little easier once you actually do list. Here are some tips on how to keep your home looking its best while it’s on the market.
-Don’t cover up the windows. Let in the light and show off the views from your home by avoiding the use of heavy, dark curtains. Keep the curtains a lighter color, and pull them open during showings.
–Don’t perform any major renovations. Unless a portion of your home is literally falling apart, this is not the time to spend a ton of money on new cabinets or replacing all the appliances. Some smarter investments? Simple upgrades like fresh paint on cabinets and walls and new fixtures or hardware will go a long way.When painting don’t use dark or overly bold colors. Stick with neutral hues to avoid turning off any potential buyers.
-Don’t over-stage or over-decorate. Simplicity is key. It can be easy to go overboard with decorations, but do your best to scale things back so that a room doesn’t feel cluttered or overpowered with decor or furniture. If you have too much stuff, the buyer won’t be able to picture what the home would look like with their own decorations.
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-Don’t stick around during a showing. A potential buyer will likely feel uncomfortable discussing their opinions or concerns about a home with the owner present. You will need to trust that your real estate agent will show your home in the best light possible- after all, it’s their job.
Additionally, if you have pets, do not leave them at home during a showing either. It’s important to keep in mind that not everyone enjoys pets, and some may be allergic or even afraid of them. Bring them with you when you leave. (For dogs, this would be a great time to go to the park for some fun and exercise.) Click here to read some tips for getting your home open house ready.
-And lastly, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Preparing your home for sale can be a long, stressful task, and at certain points you may not know where or how to proceed. Don’t hesitate to ask for advice from friends, family, or from real estate or staging professionals. And remember, I’ll be there the entire process and will help you along the way! You won’t have to do this alone!
Ready to sell your home? Give me a call today and we’ll get your home ready to go on the market! 480-415-5233
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If you want to learn about some financing options, or if you’re looking to get pre-qualified, contact Parker Turk at Sun American Mortgage Company: 602-616-3774.