Before paying a home staging company in hopes of compelling home-buyers to purchase your house, (and definitely before you spend thousands on home upgrades!) our Coto De Caza listing agents believe it is essential you understand that you do not have to invest a fortune or a BIG amount of time to properly prepare the home to sell.
To help you out, here are 7 seamless ways to prepare your home to sell that will help you get the most out of your property, and potentially quickly, with multiple offers.
Yes, our Coto De Caza seller’s agents HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you don’t take this step lightly. The carpets do not have to be replaced (unless they have stains that will not come out or are “thread-bare”), nonetheless, they must be cleaned.
Any areas where pets may have had an accident will definitely need to be steam cleaned. Furthermore, furniture should be vacuumed or covered up as well.
When you are searching for places to clean Our Coto De Caza Listing Agents recommend that you put on your “buyers hat” and think of everywhere potential buyers will be looking. At a minimum, the bedrooms, kitchen, and bathrooms need to be tidy and spotless.
In addition, our Coto De Caza Sellers Agents suggest that you make sure you eliminate cobwebs from under sinks and in closets, and also make sure that there are no toothpaste splashes on counters, mirrors, or in the sinks, and keep the trash cans empty.
Dust and dust again, and not just the obvious locations, though those should be dusted first. Dust the ceiling fan blades, on shelves and mantles, and all wood or metal furniture. It is crucial that the counters and sink be clear of dirty dishes as this can be a huge turnoff for some buyers who will be unable to look past the mess and see all the potential your property may have for them.
Get Rid Of Odors
Sometimes, the scented plug-ins or incense could cause an asthma attack, and most of the time, the potential home buyers just do not like them, so our Coto De Caza Listing Agents suggest that you put them away.
If you have an array of scented candles, or chemical sprays in the house, homebuyers may wonder what you are trying to cover up. The last thing you want is for their mind to daze off and think you are hiding a mold or smoke issue.
Coto De Caza Sellers Agents say that kitchen smells can be overbearing to an assortment of potential home buyers, so keep that in mind as you prepare meals.
Avoid Home Character Issues
All those small marks and scuffs that give your house its distinct character should be fixed if at all possible, because homebuyers may see it as damage. In addition, our Coto De Caza Sellers Agents always advice our seller clients to repaint rooms as well as remove any dirt marks or fingerprints from the walls and doors.
Even something as effortless as a floorboard that creaks could put doubt in a buyer’s mind about the home’s structure.
It can be difficult for some home sellers, but the more you can de-personalize and de-clutter your home, the better able homebuyers will be able to imagine their things in the home. You do not have to put away all pictures, books and keepsakes, but the more you are able to put into storage, the BETTER.
Clear Out Clutter
The clutter needs to go! No piles of unopened bills on the counter, no heaps of toys in the corner, no shoe piles by the front door, and definitely no closets so full they give the appearance they are smaller than they actually are. Anything you can do to make your property appear larger than it actually is will aid in the interest from more potential homebuyers.
If you have oversized furniture, it could be smart to remove it from the property before attempting to sell. Moreover, you want potential homebuyers to be able to visualize their items going into the home, not trying to navigate around your stuff.
Bring In The Light
Our Coto De Caza Real Estate Agents say that dimly lit rooms often make the space look gloomy and dark, even when it is not. Our Coto De Caza Realtors suggest that you pull back the curtains and open the blinds to display the organic light your home may have. If views are obstructed by privacy bushes, we suggest that you trim them back to improve the natural lighting.
Do not forget to replace burned out light bulbs throughout the home. In addition, it is also worth thinking about replacing darker drapes and bedding to give those rooms a lighter look which will make them look more spacious. Or you could hire a stager to assist in the process.
Bring Nature Inside
Sometimes, bringing nature inside can be a good thing. This doesn’t mean you have to go out and purchase a whole bunch of new potted plants to scatter them around, but a few well-placed varieties can make your house feel homey and fresh. If you do have potted plants, our Coto De Caza Sellers Agents suggest that you make sure they are green and lively, not yellow or brown.
Another incredible touch is having a bouquet of flowers in a pretty vase on the living room table or a kitchen island to give the room an inviting look.
Tend to Nature Outside
When pondering about your home’s curb appeal, the first thing you should think of is how the house looks from the outside. Is the grass cut? Are the trees well maintained? Are there weeds in the front yard?
Does it look inviting to someone driving by? Most of the time… our Coto De Caza Sellers Agents suggest that you ask your neighbor what they think about your house. If you don’t like what you hear it’s time to get to work.
As you can see, getting your home ready to be put on the market and attract homebuyers does not have to cost you a fortune.
With a small amount of thoughtful planning and preparation, you can get your home listed, seen, and sold in a short amount of time, especially if you price the property according to current market conditions, and work with an experienced and reputable Coto De Caza Real Estate professional that has a very specific marketing strategy that’s proven and effective.