After all the cleaning and staging to get your house ready to sell, do yourself a favor and give it a thorough walk-through before it hits the market. The chances are that you’ve neglected something and that “thing” may be what turns off potential buyers.
1. Is it dirty?
If your bathroom is reminiscent of one found at a gas station, if the kitchen is so cluttered, it appears there is no room to store items, let alone cook a meal; it’s probably time to do some serious cleaning and a bit of staging.
We’re happy to share staging ideas with you. Let us know if you need help.
2. Does it stink?
It’s a bit scary how we become acclimated to things – the sound of a train passing several times a day, the noise of jetliners overhead, a view (whether gorgeous or horrid), and, yes, odors.
Odors are one of the biggest turn-offs for homebuyers. Pet and baby odors are a lot easier to deal with if you consistently clean up after the offenders.
3. Is it dark and gloomy?
Light and bright rooms rule the day in a home sale. Throw open window coverings and leave every light in the house on during showings. Buy new lamps and light fixtures to brighten up dark areas, including walk-in closets.
Please reach out to us if you have any questions about what it takes to reach homebuyers willing to pay top dollar for your home.
The above list is just a few items to consider. I’m happy to share more ideas with you. Please reach out to me for additional guidance.