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We have previously spoken of the process of finding a good Realtor.
Now we will move into the next part of the process of selling your home in Wilton. That process is to declutter, organize, and begin to neutralize the home for sale.
The home needs to begin to transform from a "home" into a "product." It is like taking a platter from the kitchen shelf, and placing it into a display in a store to market to be sold. You would scrub it, package it to be the most attractive possible, and place it in prominent view for everyone to see.
As you scrub, and declutter, remember two things. Curb appeal. First, you are planning to sell your home, and therefore need to begin the packing process. As you go through each room decluttering, think about which things you really "need" at your next home. If you "need" it, pack it. If not, find a new home - charity, thrift shop, or where ever. The second is to look at your home through a buyers' eyes. A seller needs to think like a buyer. What would YOU think as you walked through YOUR kitchen, for example? If something bothers you, try to change it for the better. Figure out easy things to change or fix that will make a better impression. Scrubbing and decluttering doesn't just happen indoors. Remember that "first impressions count!" Outdoors curb appeal. Drive down the street and think objectively about your house from a buyer's perspective. Can anything be changed for the better? Weeding, edging, mulching, and planting flowers at this time of year make a huge difference. If a bush is gangly, prune it. It will look like you care. Mow your lawn, and feed it. Tidy up any clutter outside.
Selling a home is all about impressions. Next is your front walk and front door. Is there anything to be fixed on your front walk? Is your front door covered with spider webs? Buying a new front door and new shiny brass lock makes an enormously good impression for a small investment of money.
Ask your Realtor for guidance throughout the process - she has done this many more times than you, and may have some great ideas or tips for you! Perhaps she might take you around to see some of the homes that are selling on the market as your competition. You may get some new ideas!
Your new agent and you, the seller, should be a TEAM - work things out together - it is your home, after all, but they are the experienced professional.....
You also know that the agent that you found through the internet is well versed in using the internet for the marketing of your home for sale. That is a very important key element that will be discussed later in the month in this series.
P ick Your Realtor R eorganize E liminate the junk P rune and Trim A rrange and stage R epaint and refresh E Market and Promote
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