Putting your home on the market? What you need to know is that ‘putting your home on the market’ is the LAST step in a process- NOT the first.
Before you talk to your local REALTOR® you need to have covered some basics for yourself and your home. Give Keep Toss is the mantra at this beginning stage.
1. Organize and clean. Pare down clutter and pack up your least-used items, such as large blenders and other kitchen tools, out-of-season clothes, toys, and exercise equipment. Store items off-site or in boxes neatly arranged in the garage or basement. Clean the windows, carpets, walls, lighting fixtures, and baseboards to make the house shine.
Although we all think we do this during Spring Spruce up and Fall Fix it moments- we don’t do enough for a home sale- trust me on this one- it is imperative that you truly SEE YOUR HOME through the EYES of the BUYER.
Walk into your home- yes- through the front door- are you WOWED- or OVER WHELMED?
(Does the front door even open?) Once inside- can you see the walls- open the closets (without any items falling out)- Can you walk from room to room and is there a sense of this being a home full of storage and clean lines or clutter and filled to the brim with life and living?
There is nothing wrong with a home filled with life and living and over flowing from every bedroom and kitchen cabinet or closet- UNTIL YOU WANT TO SELL THE HOME!!!!
When you make the decision to place your home on the market in hopes of finding a buyer quickly and one who offers the highest possible price THEN the process of Give, Keep, Toss has a small, but critical, subconscious process, taking place simultaneously. That is the process of cutting the umbilical cord to the home- and turning it back into a house- a piece of property. Why? Well because no matter how many memories you have made there, no matter how wonderful life is there for you and yours, the buyer is looking at this as a purchase of property and they will calculate their offer based on the ‘condition of the property’ .
However you work best- small spurts of energy over time- or a weekend of total purging- just get it all done and Give Keep Toss- and you will be ready to present YOUR home to potential buyers so they, too, can see the amazing property for themselves and begin to envision making their own special memories- just as you once did!
Selling/Buying/Investing- You owe it to yourself to call Dawn McNary, REALTOR® , with Heritage Properties spc Today! Let me help you ‘Make YOUR home ownership dreams a reality!’
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