Are You Ready to Sell Your Charlotte, NC Home In 2014?
The process of preparing your home to sell always takes a little longer than expected. Maybe you have decided to downsize, move up, or you are relocating, there are steps that you can take right now in order for your home to be “Parade Ready” for the market place.
Put Your Property’s Best Face Forward!Turn on the curb appeal! There is nothing more appealing or inviting than attractive curb appeal. You want the first impression to that potential buyer to say “Welcome Home" we have been waiting for you!
Take the necessary time and attention to prepare your yard. Landscaping is very important, your yard is the entry to your home. Make sure it is well maintained.
Repaint the entry door, there is nothing like a fresh coat of paint to make a dull door come alive with “pop” to give an appearance of clean and new.
Replace, clean or shine all of the hardware ( door knobs, door knockers, lamps, street numbers and mail box.)
Clean, repair and paint ( if needed) all gutters and downspouts.
Pressure wash the exterior.
Clean and clear the driveway and all sidewalks leading to your home.
Be Proactive and Pre-Inspect.
A pre-inspection alerts you to problems which could complicate a potential sale of your property, but it also creates an awareness of the condition of your home, and any repairs that may be needed. There should be no surprises when a buyer conducts their own inspection. It saves time and eliminates the possibility of more negotiation or a buyer backing out of the deal after inspection.
Clutter Free Is The Way to Be!
I can remember showing a property to a buyer who actually refused to tour the home because there was so much clutter when we entered.
Start clearing your home of any unnecessary furniture, personal items, what nots and doo-dads. If you think about it, you will have to go through all of your stuff when you sell, so why not do it now. If necessary, rent a storage unit, have an attic sale, donate some items or trash it. Organize and clear out your closets, attic space, pantry and areas where storage can be recognized. Yes, you need to declutter and depersonalize your spaces it will be very effective when it is time to show.
Clean, Until It Sparkles!
Clean everything from the baseboards to the ceilings, including the windows and the carpet. It’s something about a fresh coat of paint that makes everything look clean and bright. I recommend that you use neutral tones that practically anyone can live with. What a great way to make sure you are prepared to sell and your home is move in ready for a new buyer.
Are You Ready To Sell Your Charlotte, NC Home?
Call me today! Let’s talk about the next step, which is marketing your home to sell.