Preparing your home for sale
Let us help sell your Cincinnati home fast! First impressions matter! The correct staging of your home can go a long way toward achieving a successful sale at the highest price. Even minor alterations can have a major impact. I always recommend that my clients paint their home and replace the carpeting at the very minimum. Here are a few additional general guidelines that can help transform your home and ensure you to get top-dollar.
Start from the outside:
A well-kept lawn and fresh mulch can help secure a strong first-impression for your home. A day or two of yard work can mean a world of difference in the buyers mind. A clean lawn and well-groomed landscape will help bring in prospective buyers from the beginning.
Your front door:
Doorways and entrances are usually the first thing a visitor sees inside of your home. Step outside your front door and take an objective view. A fresh coat of paint or scrubbing your door clean will be well worth the effort invested. A new door mat and a seasonal door decoration can instantly give your home a warm, inviting feel.
Highlight your home:
Ample lighting will project a feeling of warmth to the potential buyers. Make sure your light bulbs are replaced and make sure they are not the florescent kind that take a while to warm up. Clean windows will also go a long way and will help illuminate walls and ceilings.
Clean Kitchens and Baths Sell Homes:
Be sure these rooms are gleaming! Counter tops should be clean and free of clutter. Repair caulking in bathtubs and showers. Fixtures should always be polished. Putting out fresh towels is a nice touch.
Make sure beds are made and clothing is put away. Neat, well-organized closets show that there is ample storage space. Straightening newspapers, magazines or other “homey clutter” will help improve your homes image to buyers.
Minor flaws in your home suggest neglect to the prospect. Be sure to clean and check major appliances. If a potential buyer can find a minor defect in a house, he or she will often assume there are more serious underlying issues.
Last, relax and have fun!
Once a showing is scheduled, try to make plans for lunch or to visit a friend. Having homeowners milling around will often make prospect buyers feel uncomfortable and hurry through a showing. So, relax, and let me do my job to showcase your beautiful home.