Make more money when you sell by following these helpful guidelines.
As a general rule of thumb, remember that most buyers evaluate homes using criteria like the ones below. They make a decision based on what they see and how they feel about it.
Location – Is it acceptable to them or not?
Curb appeal – Remember, you never get a 2nd chance to make that 1st impression! Think paint and plants. Your first showing is usually online, and most internet portals show the street view as the first photo. So curb appeal is more important than ever.
Are any needed? Buyers always overestimate what major repairs will cost. Seriously, buyers think almost everything costs $5000…except the roof….the roof is practically incalculable.
Kitchen and Bathrooms sell homes!
Do they need updating to appeal to most buyers? Check and repair caulk around showers, tubs, countertops, and sinks. Remove as much as possible from countertops. Place the remainder on a tray or in a basket. Make these rooms sparkling clean.
Paint and clean floors
Fresh paint and new or professionally cleaned flooring (when needed) normally return more than they cost you as buyers always overestimate the cost, and both can create a big impact on a buyer when fresh and new. Unless wallpaper is in pristine condition…remove it. Paneling is rarely a selling feature.
Get rid of extra furniture and items you aren’t moving. It will make the rooms look larger! Now is the time to start packing for your move. Neatly stacked boxes in your storage spaces look better than cluttered shelves and floors.
Again, think “hotel living”. Put away excess pictures and posters. Buyers should be able to easily imagine themselves living there.
A little staging always helps!