So you are in the process of making that decision to sell your home. It is not always an easy decision and sometimes it is a necessary decision. Sometimes it can be for good reasons and sometimes not so good reasons. Regardless of the circumstances that fact remains that you want to sell your home quickly, efficiently and for the highest amount. For this you need to be ready and prep and plan accordingly.
Once you have made that decision to sell it is time to get started on the details. First you should immediately contact a real estate professional. Their experience and expertise will help guide you through the listing process as well as getting your home marketed and in front of the most amount of buyer prospects in the shortest amount of time.
Once your realtor is hard at work there are some things that you want to keep in mind as you prepare for the listing to go live and prepare to have people visiting and scrutinizing your home. You need to keep an open mind, take a step back and think about what will help sell this home.
The major thing to think about is clutter around the house, both inside and outside. You do not want your home to be showing while there are yard tools, toys, trash, what have you scattered around the yard. Your home is in an interview. Would you go to an interview with a tank top and cut off shorts? Make sure that you keep the lawn maintained as well as any landscaping up to par and looking inviting.
For the inside of the home, make sure that you do the same with the toys and things lying around. Nobody wants to trip on a Yo Gabba Gabba toy…
Furthermore you should consider ways in which to give the house a crisp and clean feeling. Meaning if there are things that you can remove, like knickknacks and pictures and so forth to open up the space a bit, that will help. Keep in mind that buyers need to imagine themselves living there and if you have everything up and around then they have a harder time doing that.
Make sure that you keep the house kept pretty nice, meaning come up with a schedule to do the vacuuming and dusting and so forth…Your home doesn’t need to be a museum, but you also don’t want to be caught off guard.
You may also consider, if budget allows, painting some rooms that may need some touchups, doing simple upgrades in bathrooms and the kitchen that can increase the value of the home and give that updated feel that buyers are looking for.
These are just a few suggestions to think about when you are getting ready to list and market your home.