This is the hardest obstacle to overcome. Think of your home as a product to be marketed. It's easier to sell a home when taking into consideration this will no longer be your home.
Take personal items down and pack them up. You want to de-clutter the home by removing everything from kitchen and bathroom counters to rearranging closets and cabinets. Try to rent a storage unit, putting extra furniture and items out of the way. Remember, less is more!
Not everyone can see past the darker colors or having too many colors throughout the house. Too many colors could become a distraction to the buyers, as you want them to see the house as a future home. Repair and caulk trim, doors, and windows. Remove popcorn ceilings, if possible.
This is extremely important to aid in the marketing of your home & this is where our expertise will help you. Updating lighting & using higher wattage bulbs will make the house bright and cheery.
It's time to clean...carpets, porches, laundry rooms, garages, oven, tile, and windows etc. Also, try to remove all pet oders,litter boxes, pet hair, and toys. Not every potential buyer is a dog or cat lover, so try to have a place where they can go during a showing.
Ask yourself, better yet, friends and/or family if there is anything that they see could improving your home's marketability. Having another set of eyes can make a difference to how perspective buyers will view your property.
When a home is staged properly, it's easier for buyers to be influenced. Also, it makes the property more inviting when viewing it online. First impressions matter!
The property needs to be neat, clean, and orderly in preparing for sale. Organizing and prepacking items that are not regularly used will create a spacious feeling. Storage is one of the top items on a buyer's list: therefore it's necessary to show that your home has the space desired. If you don't need it, get rid of it....if you aren't going to use it for six months, but don't want to throw it away, box it up and put into storage.
The goal of Alabama Professional Partners is to position your home to attract the maximum number of buyers possible. Home valuation is the most important tool we use in reaching this goal. More buyers typically means a higher price, better terms, and shorter days on the market.
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