Selling Your Home? Be Prepared!
You have decided now is the time to make a move and sell your home. As a seller, this is your time! According to Forbes, 60% of all home sales will in the months of May-August. Additionally, there is a limited supply of inventory and buyers are out there who are ready and prepared to become homeowners themselves.
Let's Put Our Best Face On
Even though the market is tipping in your favor, in order to sell quickly and get the best price for your home you need to show it off at its absolute best. You know it’s a great house but remember that potential buyers will be looking with a critical eye and comparing your property to others for sale on the market.
To get your house ready to sell, let's look at what I call the two level approach, the first level being practical, which is the general condition of your property, and the second level the emotional which is about the aesthetics like curb appeal and decor, the livability factor.
Let’s Talk Practical
On this level we need to be concerned about structure and mechanicals, the things a home inspection will evaluate such as:
- windows and doors
Let’s Talk Emotional
Buying and selling a home is an emotional experience. As the seller, you must begin thinking of your home as a house or property. This will enable you to turn a critical eye on each room and area to determine the improvements you need to make so your house will shine.
We also need to be aware of the emotional impact on the buyers. Can they envision living here, are they able to see the property as their “home” and not your home? We are concerned with the factors potential buyers will evaluate when they view your property such as:
- curb appeal
- color schemes
- interior condition
Let's Get Some Help!
This is where your personal and immediate efforts can be extremely persuasive in seducing potential buyers. This is about the 3 “D’s” otherwise known as deep clean, de-clutter, and de-personalize. This is where you, together with your Realtor, can turn a critical eye toward your home and decide on some low-cost improvements that will have a major positive impact on your home's saleability factor, including how quickly you can sell, and at the most advantageous price as well.