About to Sell in Addison or Farmers Branch? Preparations Prior to Listing
When you are about to sell in Addison, or Farmers Branch, or anywhere in the United States, there are preparations prior to listing that both the homeowner and the real estate agent should complete.
In Part 1, I gave you some background about this property about to be offered for sale and some of the initial steps that were taken, up to and including my first visit to the house. In Part 2, we took a look at some of the exterior maintenance and enhancements that the sellers completed to improve curb appeal.
Now it's time to move inside. Let's see what Deena has been up to. The bathrooms had already undergone major improvements over the past few years, and the kitchen appliances had been replaced, so cosmetic improvements to the rest of the house were in order.
On the recommendation of Karen Otto of Home Star Staging (the sellers had Karen in for a consultation), the sliding glass doors between the den and the sun room were removed. A handyman framed in the sides, and the floor was filled in then covered by the new carpeting. What a difference the carpeting makes throughout the house!
New blinds were hung in the freshly washed windows. New light fixtures were installed. The paint is being touched up, and the baseboards painted. The garage got a make-over, with sheetrock, taping and bedding, paint, replaced garage door panels and a good cleaning.
Most sellers don't go to this extreme, but I actually caught Deena cleaning the switch plate covers with a toothbrush!
Because the sellers have friends who design the displays in Neiman Marcus, they opted to stage the home with a little help from these friends.
So, the outside of the home is all spiffed up, the inside activity is moving along nicely.
Coming next in the series About to Sell in Addison or Farmers Branch? Preparations Prior to Listing: The agent's final preparations before listing.