Is Your Home “Show Ready”?

    When selling a home, there are multiple things that can be done to ensure that the home is ready to show. One may think that expensive renovations or upgrades are needed, but really all that’s needed is some reorganizing and a fresh coat of paint. Here are some tips from HGTV that will help you make the best decisions when getting your home “show ready”.

    1. Interview Agents: This first step that should be taken when getting ready to sell your home is finding the best agent for you. One key factor to look for when hiring an agent is to find an agent that studies the MLS frequently to ensure they are up to speed on comps in your neighborhood. You should also search for an agent that is tech-savvy, like an agent at the Stephen Cooley Real Estate Group. Having an agent that understands technology is crucial in today’s world because many buyers search online before contacting an agent.
    2. First Impressions: You only get to make one first impression and it doesn’t matter how nice the inside of your home is, the buyers have already made an opinion on your home based on the outside. There are lots of small and cheap projects that can spruce up the outside of your home. To read more on tips to brighten up your curb appeal please click here.
    3. Clean and Organize Closets: When buyers are viewing homes, one thing they are looking for is storage. One way you can maximize your storage areas is to take out half of the items and then organize the items left. Doing this will make all storage areas neater and will make the space seem large since the area is not full.
    4. Light it up: Another very important feature to emphasize is the amount of natural light. The amount of natural light can be a very large selling feature so removing heavy drapes and increasing the wattage in light bulb can brighten up your home and appeal to potential buyers.
    5. Hiding Pets: Even though your pet may be the “cutest thing ever”, not everyone will agree. Making sure your pet is in a cage and making sure you clean up after them can help your home appeal to buyers. No one wants to walk-in and smell cat litter or have a clump of fur on their clothes!
    6. Don’t over upgrade: When selling a home, quick makeovers like fresh hardware and paint always pay off, but large expensive makeover doesn’t always.
    7. De-personalize your home: One questions that all buyers ask themselves during their home buying journey is, Can I see myself living here? So, taking down some of the features that make your home yours can allow a potential buyer to start envisioning their decorations in the room.

     

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