#10. Learn its Value Before you List – Make Sure the Price Right. Have your agent figure out what your home is worth and sell it at the right price.
#9. Half Empty Closets are a PLUS – Buyers are looking for lots of storage. Take half the stuff out of your closet and neatly organize to show the amount of storage.
#8. Light it Up – Maximize the amount of light in your home.
#7. Enhance Curb Appeal – perspective buyers form an opinion the moment they spot the home.
#6. Conceal The Critters – clean up dog bowls, kitty litter boxes and pet hair.
#5. Don’t Over-Upgrade – quick fixes are good, but you probably won’t get your money back if you do a huge home improvement project right before you put your home on the market.
#4. Take the Home out of Your House – the more personal items left out, the less potential buyers can imagine themselves living there.
#3. The Kitchen Comes First – the benefits of remodeling your kitchen are endless and present a great opportunity of getting at least 85% of your money back.
#2. Always Be Ready to Show Your Home – your home needs to be “show ready” at all times. You never know when a potential buyer will walk through the door.
#1 REMEMBER – THE FIRST IMPRESSION IS THE ONLY IMPRESSION! No matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers have already judged your home before they walk through the door. You never have a second chance to make a first impression.
If you’re ready to take the next step and put your home on the market, contact me for a free review of your home to see what it could be worth in today’s market.