Preparing your Home for Sale

In our years of experience, we have learned that potential buyers have a difficult time envisioning themselves and their belongings in homes they tour.  Home staging is intended to neutralize your home to assist potential buyers in seeing the home you are selling as their own.  We engage a professional stager to assist in preparing your home for sale if needed.  The stager will make recommendations on furniture arrangement, art placement and many other things they feel will optimize the way your home shows.

In addition to the stager, try to see your home as a potential buyer will see it, and keep these points in mind:

Make a great first impression

Buyers will judge your home before they walk through the door. Spruce up the exterior with a few shrubs, keep the yard trimmed and edged, be sure to clean up the front door clearing all cobwebs and dirt, and repainted if necessary.

Hire a proper agent (NextHome Solutions)
Find an agent who knows the market and embraces technology and stays up to date.

Clean half-empty closets

Neatly organize what’s In your closets leaving only half of the items. Buyers will surely look so keep closets, cabinets, and any storage space clean and looking sharp

Proper Lighting

Make sure every room is well lite and windows are open and clean. You will want the buyer to feel warm and welcome.  Be sure to replace any burned out bulbs within the home.

Stow your pets away

Not everybody is a animal lover. Keep pets and pet items stashed away, and keep your home smelling clean and fresh.

Let the Buyer envision themselves in the home

The less personal items in your home the better. This includes family photos, knickknacks, religious articles, and personal keepsakes. Sometimes hiring a stager may make the difference in maximizing the space in your home.

Leave the property

Leave the showings to the Buyers agent. The Buyers agent knows the buyer’s requirements and can best emphasize the features of your home.

Negotiation

Don’t discuss anything about the sale with a potential customer. Let your agent discuss price, terms, possession and other items concerning the sale. Your agent is qualified to bring negotiations to a favorable conclusion.

There is only one chance to make a good first impression!