Premier | For Home Sellers
Premier | For Home Sellers
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For Home Sellers

Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.

Repair

When sellers are focused on closing the deal on their home and moving out, they don’t always consider investing in minor repairs. However, these small improvements can help foster a quicker close as well as secure a higher selling price. If your home is on the market, here are repairs to consider:

  • Patch up and paint over any holes in the walls.
  • Change out dark, drab features such as curtains, bedspreads, towels and rugs for light, airy adornments.
  • Fix leaky kitchen, bathroom, and outside faucets.
  • Re-caulk sinks, tubs, and showers. Also, remove rust or other stains while you’re at it.
  • Fix anything that’s broken – e.g. a sagging fence or screen, chipped tile, etc.

Although preparing your home might take some upfront time, depending on its condition, it’s a process that has proven to decrease the time to sell your home. Such minor repairs and improvements will help attract a buyer and make the home inspection go smoother – thereby keeping your buyer confident.

Neutralize

We all get it at some point: the desire to express ourselves on the living room or kitchen wall. Maybe you chose mint green or a cobalt blue as the accent color. Whatever the deviation, prospects can’t seem to take their eyes off of bold accent walls, but unusual colors can cause potential buyers to strike your home off their list. If you are in doubt, keep your wall colors neutral – consider painting before you list your home.

 

Stage. Once your house is clean and updated, its time to play dress up. Home stagers can add small details and decor touches that will bring out the possibilities in the various spaces in your home: lamps, mirrors, throw rugs and pillows, flowers, decorative soaps and towels, patio furniture. Home staging can be particularly useful if your home is especially old or if the exterior looks dated. Think of it as a little mascara and rouge if its done right, you notice the beauty, not the makeup.