Recommendations for a More Successful Home Listing and Sale
The process to sell your home can include plenty of preparation and market research to ensure you get the most from the sale. Here are some recommendations to help you sell your home for a great price in today's market.
Reevaluate Your Furniture
If you are listing your home while you are still living in it, you will already have your own furniture to help showcase the spaces inside. However, make sure you take a close look at the furniture in your home and how it is set up. You most likely have your furniture arranged to be convenient and provide usefulness to your household while you live your busy lives. And you probably don't have your furniture arranged as a professional decorator would. Look at your furniture and decide how you can rearrange the furniture to showcase or stage your home.
For example, instead of pushing your sectional couch into one corner and the end tables pushed up against each end of the couch and the television stand filled with your collection of DVDs, look to rearrange it to better show off the space. Pull the couch out from the wall and remove extra clutter, which will make the space appear more spacious. Remove personal items and piles of clutter so a buyer can see your home's interior potential.
Showcase the Exterior
The outside of your home is just as important as the inside of your home, especially because it is one of the first things a buyer sees when they approach your home. Look over the outside to see what areas need cleaning, repairs, or replanting of landscaping to help its appearance.
Wash the windows of your home exterior, as this will make them glisten and shine in the sunlight. Then, consider arranging for a pressure wash cleaning to the exterior of your home to remove dirt and build-up. Your home's driveway and patio will also need a thorough cleaning to remove stains and dirt that make it look unattractive.
Make the entrance to your home appear more inviting. Place a welcome mat at the doorstep, a wreath on the door, or potted plants around the exterior to help it look attractive. During the winter, clear off the walkways and driveway of snow and apply a de-icer to prevent falls. During the warmer months make sure your vegetation is free of weeds and dead plants and always fill in bedding areas with blooming flowers. Keep your lawn mowed at least once a week so it always looks manicured.
To learn more ways to sell your home quickly, contact a real estate agent.