Why wait until after the New Year? Get a head start NOW!
Many sellers choose to wait until after the first of the year to put their home on the market. After all, who wants to go through showings and keeping your home up during the holidays!?
However, that doesn’t mean you have to wait until January to prepare your home for sale.
Why not get a jump on the market! Here are 5 things you can do now!
1.Hire the right agent.
If you haven’t chosen an agent yet, this is a critical step. The right agent, one who is knowledgeable about your local market and who will put your best interests first, can make the process a smooth one.
2.Begin with the easy stuff.
Why not begin the New Year without the things that are bogging you down. Edit what you no longer use or need.
You can use the down time that so many of us have during the holidays to go through clothing and household items. This will make it easier to show the possibilities of your home to a potential buyer.
And, who wants to pay to move items that you won’t use in your new home!
3.Address the repairs that you’ve been putting off.
We walk by these little items every day and they become part of our lives. We get used to seeing them and forget all about them.
But, they will make a difference to buyers.
Unfinished projects, the light fixture that doesn’t work or the sliding doors that stick, need to be addressed.
4.Call a Professional Home Stager to address:
What to keep
What to pack
What to move and where to move it
Your Curb Appeal
Don’t wait to “see how it goes.”
A Consultation will give you a game plan of what you can do to help get your home sold.
5. Consider updates that may help sell your home.
It’s not always necessary to open your wallet or break the bank with a full remodel of your home. But if you want to maximize your investment, there’s nothing that says “move in ready” like some updates.
Consider new appliances, new light fixtures, cabinet refacing, or even market friendly countertops!
Now is the time to line up vendors, contractors, and repair services to assist you in your preparation. Waiting until the New Year may put you in a long line with others who are ready to sell their home.
Better yet...call Room Service Home Staging and ask for our Personalized Home Staging Consultation.