October 1, 2017
1. PRICE YOUR HOME RIGHT THE FIRST TIME
The expertise of your Realtor® is the best way to answer the question of what your home is worth. Running a comparative market analysis and sizing up the current competition allows your real estate agent to come up with the right number the first time.
2. DE-PERSONALIZE & DE-CLUTTER
When you put your house up for sale, you are marketing the layout and square footage of your home. De-personalizing your home will give the buyers a chance to imagine their own furnishings in the space, rather than be distracted by your family’s memories. De-cluttering the space will allow your home appear larger. If you are stuck on how to do this, consider hiring the help of a home stager. Remember that the first impression is the only impression that matters, it is what buyers will remember.
3. HALF EMPTY CLOSETS AND BRIGHT LIGHTING
Storage is something everyone is looking for in a home. By taking half of the clothes out of your closets and organizing what is left, you create the illusion of having more space in an important area. Make sure windows are clean and drapes are open. Maximizing the light in your home will also help it to seem larger and will leave a bright and cheery impression.
4. PRE-PACK UNNECESSARY ITEMS
If you are serious about getting your home sold fast, pack up things you don’t need and stage your home to show off its best qualities. Unnecessary furniture, clothing, and knickknacks can be put into storage. You want to highlight your home and not your stuff.
5. DON’T OVER UPGRADE
Quick, simple fixes before you list your home always pay off, sometimes mammoth makeovers don’t. Simple things like putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls, hiring a cleaning crew to come and thoroughly clean your home, or updating cabinet hardware and dated lighting will help you get top dollar for less than a remodel.
6. HIRE THE RIGHT REALTOR®
The right real estate agent can make or break your deal. With Mike Thomas Associates Realtors you get the best in the industry with a proven track record in Northeast Indiana for over 40 years. We have what you are looking for. Call today to schedule an appointment.