Considering there might already be a home out there that you like and would love to buy, it is critical to ensure that your current home is as appealing as possible to potential buyers. You need to think like a buyer and consider what you can do to increase the appeal of your property that will create a lasting impact on potential buyers.
What To Do To Prepare:
The following are a couple of factors to keep in mind when listing your property for sale:
1. Curb Appeal.
Keeping your landscape pristine, and adding creative touches to your yard, such as colorful annuals, will create an immediate impact on passers-by and potential buyers.
- Property Repairs.
Simple upgrades such as window repairs, polishing the doorknobs, and a fresh coat of paint in the most frequently used rooms will instantly brighten up the property.
- Cleanliness and Staging.
Keep your property uncluttered, sweet-smelling and well-lit from top-to-bottom. Pay attention to details: put away the kitty litter, place a vase of fresh flowers near the entryway, plugin a new cinnamon & vanilla fragrance diffuser, have your carpets cleaned. Your agent will scan the property before it is listed for sale to suggest how you can improve the staging before your first potential buyer arrives.
- Disclosures and Inspections.
We are very familiar with the legal procedures involved in buying and selling homes, and our agents are ready to help you develop a thorough disclosure statement beneficial to both you and the buyer. In addition,we will suggest home improvement measures that may be necessary to complete during the process (such as termite and pest inspections, potential appraisal pitfalls, etc).
Presenting your property to potential buyers is a job that your agent will take care of for you, and we will ensure that appointments are scheduled at times that are appropriate to you. Buyers feel more comfortable viewing and discussing the property with their agent if you are not there, so as much as possible, we will try to arrange showings at times when you are not there. If that is unavoidable, then allowing buyers as much privacy as possible is recommended, even if it means stepping in to the garage or back yard while they view.