Simplifying Real Estate Five Tips To Prepare Your Home For Market

Simplifying Real Estate Five Tips To Prepare Your Home For Market

Five Tips to Prepare Your Home for Market

1.  First Impressions Matter Most.  Focus on your home’s curb appeal.  That means power washing your housedriveway and sidewalks included. Spruce up the outside with fresh flowers and landscaping. Paint the front door and update exterior fixtures. Repair wood rot, windows, and damaged roofs.

2.  Start Packing Now.  Don’t wait to clear out clutter. If you don’t use it on a daily basis, you should pack it up or throw it away.  Don’t put it in the garage, get a storage unit.  Your Realtor®  will be impressed that you are already on top of your game!

3.  Light & Bright Sells.  Paint interior walls in warm, neutral colors.  Let in natural light. Heavy curtains, valances and drapes are out. Replace or remove tattered blinds. Use light fixtures that warm and brighten the space. Cut back trees and shrubbery that block out natural light.

4.  Don’t Over Upgrade.  Today’s buyers know what they want. They expect hardwood floors, granite countertops, and updated fixtures. They want an open floor plan and usable space like drop areas, butler pantries, etc. But be careful when you upgrade to not over-improve compared to your neighbors unless you plan to stay awhile. Expect 3-5 years to earn your money back.

5.  The Kitchen Comes First.  If you are going to upgrade your home, focus on the areas where you’ll get the best bang for the buck. A major kitchen renovation could get you 80% or more immediate return on your investment and make your home more saleable.

For more tips on how to prepare your home for market, call, text, or email Bill Cormier and Jimmy Grappone The CG Group at Engel & Völkers  today!

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