12 Tips For Preparing Your Home For Sale

Dated: 05/13/2014

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Staging is a globally recognized service that highlights the best features of your home and to make it standout above the competition to maximize the sales potential. Staged homes are the first to be seen and the first to be sold.

The decision to stage your property maybe one of the most important decisions you make, as you get ready to market your home. It may be tempting to sell “as is” hoping that the right buyer comes along; however making the right impression of your property will give the buyer a better vision of its value. People will not over-pay, but they will pay a premium for “the best” real estate property on Market.
We can help you prepare your home so it will appeal to potential buyers.
1. Maintenance
Buyers are always looking for a deal, so making sure all necessary repairs and maintenance are done will help to eliminate their negative checklist. Buyers tend to make a $100 repair, a $1000 discount on price.
2. Depersonalizing
Start packing early! Buyers need to envision themselves living in your home. To help them achieve this vision, you should remove all distractions by packing away personal photos and collectibles.
3. Function
Buyers can have a hard time visualizing how furniture can fit into a room, so you need to show them. If you have your dining room set up as a kids’ play room, most buyers will not be able to see themselves enjoying family dinners in that space.
4. Disconnect
Emotionally Now that you’ve decided to sell your home, try to start thinking of yourself as a business person and a home seller, rather than a home owner. By looking at the transaction from a purely financial prospective, you’ll distance yourself from the emotional aspects of selling a property in which you’ve undoubtedly created many memories.
5. Dirty Home
Your home’s first impression is a lasting one, so show potential buyers that your home has been well maintained by making sure it sparkles. Dirty homes are a BIG turnoff for buyers.
6. Odors
You have only once chance to make a great first impression. If buyers walk into your home and smell smoke, pets, or strong cooking odors, they may be turned off and either cross your home off their list, or reduce their office price…
7. Lighting
Poorly lit rooms can be a turnoff for most buyers, especially during evenings or overcast days, and dark corners can make a room feel smaller. To brighten up a room, add more light fixtures. Open or remove window treatments, trim any trees or shrubs blocking the windows, or repaint darker rooms with a color that reflects light...
8. Updates
Today we are seeing a growing segment of buyers willing to spend the extra money to get an updated and well maintained home that is in move-in-ready condition. Making strategic investments in your home will increase your equity, and help sell your home faster and for more money.
9. Professional Advice
Pro Realty Group knows how to price your home so it will sell quickly and for the best possible price. The team consists of professionals such as a marketing expert, home stagers, contactors and inspectors, so taking their advice will not only get your home sold more quickly, but it will increase your equity as well.
10. Cart before the Horse
Most buyers who are interested in your home will view it within the first two weeks after the listing is published. This is your best chance to get an offer from an active buyer who has been out looking for just the right home. There are many agents who “jump the gun” and activate MLS listings before they are ready, including publishing without any photos of the home!
11. Hard to Find
For variety of reasons, some sellers prefer not to have a for sale yard sign. Home buyers routinely explore neighborhoods without an agent and will drive right past your listing and call on the one down the street. A yard sign can significantly improve your chance of attracting the right buyer who already likes your neighborhood!
12. Hard to Show
The easier the home is to show, the more showings you will have. The more conditions that a seller makes, before an agent can show a home, the fewer showings. Unfortunately, buyers don’t always plan ahead and want to see homes on their schedule. The closer they are to making a buying decision, the more impatient they will be.

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