You are selling your home. Maybe you are transferring to a new location due to employment, or you are retiring. Maybe you decided to sell your home in order to get a larger and more suitable one. You choose your Real Estate Agent and become your agent’s partner. By working hand in hand with your Real Estate Agent you can insure a buyer chooses your home over the one for sale a short distance from you.
- Your price must be realistically. Your agent can supply comparable listings for homes currently on the market and recently sold. This will help you determine a reasonable selling price. This will attract possible buyers, but not assure a sale.
- Clean up. Start with the outside. Good impressions last. The first things that the possible buyer will see are the sheds, fencing, yard, garage and garden. Maybe the lawn needs mowing or tools needs to be picked up. Make sure the pool is clean. Tidy up the pet area.
- Inside your home make sure the walls, ceilings, windows, doors and flooring are clean. Gleaming windows look good. Move and clean under and behind large appliances. Clean out under the sinks. Attend to the carpets, drapes and throw rugs. Remove and store large items not being sold with the home such as safes and outdoor grills. Empty trash cans daily.
- Make it easy for buyers to picture their family living in the home. Since you will most likely be moving soon, remove family photos, awards and diplomas, religious symbols and the children’s art work. Keep your home simple. Turn of the television and loud music when buyers are present.
- Encourage your spouse and children to help get your home ready to sell. It will be easy to keep the clean on a daily basis. Ask your Real Estate Agent to notify you 30 minutes before coming with the possible buyers in order to do a last minute clean up.
Be casual, welcoming, and charming to the potential buyers. This will have a positive impact and something that will cause your property to remain in the buyers mind.