If you plan to sell your home, I recommend making sure your home is ready to sell by the first warm week in spring regardless of when you decide to actually list it. Where to begin getting your home ready to sell? Start outside on the exterior of your home, increase your curb appeal so buyers will want to come inside BEFORE the “For Sale” sign ever goes into the yard. Believe it or not, buyers and agents alike are probably driving your neighborhood collecting addresses with the hopes the perfect property will come on the market.
Make sure there is no debris in the yard, driveway or in the entryway to your home, your mailbox should be in good shape and your street address highly visible. If you have a fence make sure it is sturdy and clean as well as the exterior of your home, pressure wash if necessary. Keep your landscaping well maintained: cut, edge, weed and prune your grass, hedges and trees regularly. Fertilize so your yard is a nice vibrant green.
Next, make sure your home looks welcoming by adding some small effective touches like flowers or colorful plants that draw your eyes toward the house (i.e. around the mailbox post, in pots near the front door), painting or staining the front door and shutters so they looks fresh, try adding a nice seasonal flag. And of course make sure there is no apparent damage or deferred maintenance visible to the naked eye.
Now you are off to a great start preparing your home to sell in record time and for the best the market has to offer. Stay tuned for Part 2 when I go into detail regarding preparing the interior of your home to sell. Contact me at: Stacey@MetroATLRealEstate.com or (678)523-1621 to discuss how I can assit you sell your home in metro Atlanta area. Visit my web site for insight on how I assist seller’s market and sell their properties in the Atlanta metropolitan area at www.MetroATLRealEstate.com.