Before You Sell

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Homes in North Springs of Coral Springs

Step back and take a look at things. Pretend, just for a moment, you're the buyer. If you were out looking for the next purchase, how would your home come off to you? Too cluttered? Too messy? That's what's going to go through every buyers head but more critically. They're not pretending like on TV.

Before You Sell in Coral Springs or anywhere else, you need to listen to the advice an experienced realtor. One that goes inside of many properties everyday and listens to what buyers say.   There are things a seller must do to prepare their home for sale.

The first and foremost is clean the house, get it ready for top dollar. Let's face it, when we live in our home we really don't keep it spotless or keep it staged like a show case home that you would see on TV but the minute you put it on the market it's no longer yours, it's a commodity. You may not live as neat as a pin and that's understandable, but you do want to put your best foot forward. So, make sure all the dust-bunnies are swept away and all that shiny stuff like appliances are sparkling.

Here's another really big deal. The outside of the house, mainly the front, as many agents referred to as the curb appeal of the property. This can be more important than the inside in many cases if the outside is trashed I can't even get them up the driveway and in the door.

If you've got to pick one, pick the outside. Because if I can get the buyers in the door and I can sell my messy house. Landscape, cut that lawn, pull those weeds and put some flowers in the ground. Get them to get out of my car and in the house you're selling.

Terri Poehler
Keller Williams Realty

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Keller Williams Realty


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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Terri- you are right about curb appeal.  A buyer begins to make up their mind before they've even stepped out of the car.  If they don't like what they see, you're going to have to do a lot just to get them to go in!

Mar 06, 2015 03:33 AM #1
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I agree with preparing the outside, but today curb appeal actually starts online, those pictures are much more important than most sellers realize!

Apr 17, 2015 01:35 AM #2
Terri Poehler
Realtor - Coral Springs, FL
Coral Springs Real Estate Agent

Sharon, You're so right!!

Apr 24, 2015 09:53 PM #3
James Murr
Cortiers Real Estate - College Station, TX

Very useful! Thanks for sharing!

Jun 10, 2015 05:16 AM #4
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