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Prepare to Sell

You can do a lot to increase the appeal of your property and to create a lasting impact on potential buyers. Of course you can always do nothing as long as you accept this may diminish value. You can do a little or a lot and it’s always up to you. If you want to maximize your value, time to push up your sleeves and get to work.


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.– first impressions are crucial and beautiful landscaping will create a positive impact before a buyer ever walks into the home.

  1. 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. When neglect is visible, it will always make a buyer wonder what else has gone by the wayside.

  2. Cleanliness and Staging.

    Keep your property uncluttered, sweet-smelling and well-lit from top-to-bottom. Pay attention to details: get rid of animal odors, place a vase of fresh flowers near the entryway, have your carpets cleaned. Buyers must imagine themselves in their new home and not distracted by it. I always scan a property before it is listed for sale to make sure you have set the stage for a welcoming of your property.

  3. Disclosures and Inspections.

    There are legal procedure involved in property disclosures and you must be ready to develop a thorough disclosure statement beneficial to both you and the buyer, as well as suggest home improvement measures before placing your property on the market.

  4. Showtime.

    Presenting your property to potential buyers is a job that an agent should always take care of for you. Buyers feel more comfortable discussing the property with an agent, if you are not there. Moreover, your agent will know what information will be most useful in representing your interests when speaking with prospective buyers.