When to comes time to sell your home and move on to your next big adventure, it can be difficult to separate all your great memories from your home. However, in order to get the most from your investment, it is imperative you start to think of your house as a product rather than your home.
Stage Your Yard
During the summer months, people expect to see manicured lawns and clean garden bed. By staging your yard, you can give prospective buyers an excellent first impression that will hopefully continue throughout their walkthrough.
Perk up your yard with some new flowers or fresh mulch or bark. The brightness those items bring could even help overshadow any other minor issues you may have with walkways or your driveway.
Clean It Up
This may seem obvious, but cleaning when listing your house goes well beyond wiping down the counters and running the vacuum. Cleaning also includes decluttering to make spaces seem larger and more open.
Before putting your house on the market, and after you have decluttered, it is a good idea to do a deep clean. Either commit yourself to a full day of cleaning or hire a crew to come in and get into ever nook and cranny. Areas often forgotten include baseboards, ceiling fans, and blinds.
Talk to your realtor about staging your home. Often times, through decluttering, you will discover that a lot of your own furniture can be used for staging, just in a different way. However, if you are moving before your home sells or you want to give a different feel with your home décor, staged furniture can offer the perfect solution.
Get Professional Photography
In today’s world of camera phones and digital cameras, everyone considers themselves to be a bit of an amateur photographer. However, homes with professional photography really stand out on the MLS and other property listing sites. Most home shoppers today view listings online before deciding if they want to see it in person. Without great photography, your house might be overlooked and miss out on some great selling opportunities.
First and foremost, the quickest way to sell your home is by working with a realtor. A realtor can help ensure your home is priced competitively and provide guidance through every step of the way. As listing experts, Jones, Bates & Grover will make sure you understand all your options and keep you in the loop every step of the way. Give us a call today and we can give you an idea of your home’s value. We can use the current market research to give you a full-service plan on selling your home.