An experienced agent in your area should be able to give you more personalized advice on what to do to prepare your home for sale and the most effective list price. However, here are some common pointers:
1.) Declutter your home. Buyers want to feel roomy not claustrophobic so it’s important to keep counter tops clear and empty out the pantries and closets as much as possible. If everything is stuffed to the Brink it sends a message that there isn’t enough room in the houses.
2.) Depersonalize the home. Take down all of your personal photos. If removing them from the wall be sure to patch and paint.
3.) Landscaping/ Curb Appeal. Make sure the landscaping is clean and inviting. The snow has been shoveled, the grass is trimmed, the weeds are gone.
4.) Neutralize the home. If you have any bright colored or exceptionally dark walls it might be worth a few hundred dollars to Killz the wall and paint it a white or tan (a neutral) color.
5.) Get a home inspection before you list the home and fix as much as possible before listing the home. This will add more value to the home and will end up netting you more than if you wait for the buyer to find it.
Honestly, everything boils down to price. You have to price the home right because if you overprice it, you will end up losing money in the long run.
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