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Selling Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Home: Preparation Gets You The Gold
Watching the Olympic athletes struggle with the disappointment of not getting a gold metal got me thinking. Here are these amazing athletes that are exceptional at their sport who train for yearsfor the chance of getting the gold.
I've watched as many stood at the podium, hanging their heads because they earned the silver instead. I get that training for so long with that gold carrot to spur them on is needed to push themselves beyond the norm. With the focus constantly on the gold, it hurts when a error costs you it.
You know where this is going right?Selling your Tualatin and Portland Metro home is much the same. Ok..so you're not training for years for this, but you do need to "train of sorts" by preparing your home for sale. Assessing your homes strengths and weaknesses are key..same as the athletes do. If you want the gold..ie highest sales price possible, just straightening up and calling it good is not enough. You need to really CLEAN it up!
Like the athletes that only have that one chance to get it right after training for years, you only have one chance to make that great first impression, so preparing your home before it goes on the market ups your game.
*Start outside with curb appeal as you want the buyers to WANT to come inside. Neatly trimmed shrubs, fresh mulch in the garden beds, a nice clean and neat entry say welcome to the buyers.
* Remove all that extra furniture that hugs every wall. The way you live in your home is not the way you live in your home when it's on the market. Buyer's need to see the space.
* Clean..and clean some more. You know how you feel when your home is nice and clean..it's a good feeling. Buyer's can often overlook some outdated fixtures if the presentation is clean and neat.
* You know all those repairs that you were going to get to..but never did. Now is the time to take care of all of them.
When you're thinking about selling your Tualatin & Portland Metro home, make sure you give yourself enough time to prepare your home so that it shines and sparkles in it's best light. Giving me a call so that we can walk through your home and assess it's strengths and weaknesses is the best place to start.
So, limber up, get training going on all those preparations. Going for the gold means some work, but it will be worth it!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.