You need to get ready to sell your home. The decision to sell was a difficult one and whatever the reasons for the sale, they are important to you. You have a specific idea about the selling process, and your expectations may be based on previous personal experiences, or home selling stories you heard from your friends.
Before the sign goes on your lawn, there are certain things that need to be taken care of. Perhaps your family is well organized and knows how to keep their home in a tip top shape on a daily bases... if they are, where can I get a family like that?
If you are like most of us however, your home is not ready to be listed and showed right away, on the spot, right now. You need to get it ready for the pictures, the visits, the scrutiny of the buyers.
You need to remember what we are trying to achieve. We want to present your home in the best possible light. First place where the buyer will view your home is the online listing on MLS, or the Real Estate advertising in their local paper. Perfect pictures are crucial, as most people have a visual memory, they will remember your home the way they first saw it. To learn how to deal with specific areas of your home, prior to listing, visit this page.
Sometimes there are homes that need a bit more help than just a good cleaning. Sometimes it is well wroth it to upgrade the old and outdated kitchen or bathroom. When your wood flooring is quite worn out, there are affordable options to refinish them fast, dust free and with environmentally safe finishes. It there are some chipped tiles in the bathroom, the affordable tile choices can surprise you. If you are annoyed by a leaky faucet in the kitchen... it all can go away and bring a profit when you do sell. get ready to sell
In the process of getting ready to sell, too many sellers do not take the time to notice what their home truly looks like. It is very important to step into the buyer's shoes and look around. You can go further and ask your friends to tell you what they notice, when they first walk in. get ready to sell
I remember, years ago, getting ready to sell and having my own home ready for showing (or so I thought), it was spic and span, my huge plants were freshly dusted, table cloths pressed and decorative items strategically placed. I even took my own pictures (after all I have a Creative Photography background). Everything looked great! And then my Realtor came in... and asked me to move some of my beautiful plants out of the way, some were to go to the basement, because they took too much space. Then he asked me to remove the table cloths from the tables, and those "decorative" items I placed with care. Was I offended? No, I was surprised, because I thought it looked great. Imagine my surprise, when I saw his pictures! The house looked amazing, spacious, tidy, and fresh!
While getting ready to sell, most times we do not see how our own space can be improved. It takes a fresh perspective, a new pair of eyes.
As a Realtor coming into your home, I have just the right fresh perspective, and my eyes will notice things that yours will not.
This article is intended as advice, some of you may use it while getting ready to sell, some will not need it. Whatever your situation is, you need to remember that when I come to your home to list it, I may offer advice that will always be in your best interest. That is my duty to you as a Client. It is up to you if you use that advice to improve the chances of the favorable sale. get ready to sell
After all from the point of listing your home to the sale, we will work together, on the same wavelength towards the same goal. All I do and say will be to your benefit, even if at the time you do not see my reasoning.
You also need to remember, that regardless of what I may suggest, it is always up to you, to decide what you want to do and how to proceed when getting ready to sell. I'm by your side to guide you through the process, not to demand that you do things my way. And let's never forget, that any suggestions from you are always welcome. get ready to sell
So now that you know what's involved in the process of getting ready to sell, how to get your home ready for the "photo session" and for the showings, give me a call, I will be thrilled to sell it for you.
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