There are many tasks to consider when preparing to list a home for sale, but focusing on the top few is using your time wisely.
So, where do you start? I say… at the front door! When showing a house, an agent usually stands with the buyer outside the front door while unlocking the door to enter. These few seconds can be critical in planting the feel of a good start or a bad start. Do you think having a problem with unlocking the door would be a good experience? Make sure the door is clean and freshly painted, has a good, working lock and a nice door mat to create a welcomed setting.
Once inside, most people tend to focus on the kitchen then the main living space and on to the bedrooms and bathrooms. Kitchens can be expensive to update and sometimes updates will not generate 100% return. However, updates can make the house sell faster! Changing out faucets, cabinetry hardware and light fixtures are easy items to switch out and can make a huge difference.
Fresh paint can immediately brighten and change a room. Clean and freshly painted trim and doors can create a nice, clean environments which tends to make a home feel better maintained and helps sell for higher price.
Arranging furniture (or removing furniture) to maximize room space is also worth the time and effort. Take a moment and walk into each room then ask yourself what looks good and what doesn’t, then focus on what needs improved.
Trust me, this is what a buyer does when touring houses so if you want to receive an offer and potentially sell your home for the higest price in the shortest time, doing these tips can help you.