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8 Things You Must Do To Get Top Dollar For Your Home
There are several things that need to be done when preparing your home for sale. The following tips will help you to get top dollar for your home and get a successful offer as quickly as possible. An entire book could be written on each of these tips, but I will keep it brief for the purposes of this article.
You want your buyers to have the impression that living in this home will be an upgrade for them and that there will be “nothing to do” for maintenance. This of course is not the way home-ownership works, but you want them to be buying a “dream” of living in a beautiful place, not thinking about having to fix that cracked window or that leaky faucet.
You want to make upgrades that will make as big of an impact on buyers as possible but are not too expensive for the market where your home is located.
The outside of your home should be kept as neat as possible. Your buyer must be immediately impressed with the outside of the home in order for them to not shut their mind to the possibility of living there someday.
The inside of your home should be as clean as you can get it. It should be much cleaner than you typically keep it when living there.
You want buyers to walk into your home and imagine themselves living there.
You have probably read this a hundred times, but the importance of painting cannot be overstated. Always put a coat of fresh paint on all surfaces inside your home. It will cover up any lingering smells or stains and will give the impression of a brand new home. This can usually be done by most people on a weekend or two, or you can hire it out. Either way, the cost is well worth it. You would be amazed at what a difference a coat of paint makes, especially when the home is older.
This is another topic that could fill a book by itself, but here are the basics. You should stage your home with furniture that is in good repair and clean.
You want to use a professional that you feel truly has your best interest in mind and someone who will do the extra work that is needed to sell your home for the best possible price. You should of course also feel comfortable around this person and feel like he or she is enjoyable to work with as you will be working with them for some time.
As with any profession, not all Realtors® are equal.
A great Realtor® also knows that not all buyers are the same.
Call me for free staging advice: Donna Tripp PA (407) 416-0445