Prepare to Sell
You can do a lot to increase the appeal of your property and to create a lasting impact on potential buyers.
How To Prepare:
The following are a couple of factors to keep in mind when listing your property for sale:
- Curb Appeal.
- Assess the State of your Property
- Share Updates.
Keeping your home’s exterior looking sharp, regardless of the season; power wash your home’s siding, mow the lawn, plant flowers and regularly remove weeds, shovel snow, rake leaves, etc. Such exterior maintenance items, whether done or left undone, will have an immediate impact on passers-by and potential buyers.
Your agent will walk through the property before it is listed for sale and recommend what you can do to best showcase your property to potential buyers.
Simple upgrades such as window repairs, polishing the doorknobs, and a fresh coat of paint in the most frequently used rooms will instantly brighten up the property.
Keep your property uncluttered, sweet-smelling and well-lit from top-to-bottom. Pay attention to details: put away the kitty litter, place a vase of fresh flowers near the entryway, have your carpets cleaned.
In the marketing of your property, your Fazendin Realtor® will provide buyers a written description of your property, as well as a home highlights and neighborhood highlights page. Be sure to tell your agent any home improvements or repairs you have done to the property in your time as owner. Share with your agent why you bought the property and your favorite parts of the home.
Go to Market
Once your home is looking its best, your agent will set up a time for a professional photographer to come and photograph your home’s interior and exterior. Photos are worth a thousand words and play a major role in attracting potential buyers to your property.
Finally, it is important to review any pertinent details about your home, complete relevant contracts, and discuss any special showing accommodations you might have with your agent and broker before your home is publicly listed for sale.