You've made the decision to sell, now what? What needs to be done?
First Impressions Count
Here's a few things to think about:
- You need to take an honest look at everything in your house. The exterior, interior, kitchen space etc… from a fresh set of eyes. You HAVE to see this from a buyer's point of you and what they would like and not like about your abode. What would you want if you were the buyer looking at your home for the first time? If you are unable to see this with clear eyes, have a friend come over and have them give you an honest opinion of your home and what "they see."
- Take out the emotion. Selling a home is an emotional experience because you have memories tied to it. When your home goes up for sale, you will receive feedback comments from a buyer's showing experience. Sometimes, these comments are hard to digest. It's ok. That's normal. As you're getting ready to sell, and looking at items that need to be fixed, try to remove the emotion from that process.
- Buyers want to be able to move right in and not have to do any repairs or cosmetic changes. Knowing this information, will help you decide what projects need to be a priority to get top dollar. If you need more advice on whether or not to tackle a project, I'm here to help.
Repair, Repair, Repair
If you know the gutters are falling down and need to be tightened up, Do it! First impressions count and Curb Appeal is the first impression that someone has of your house. Take a good hard look at the exterior of the house and see what loose ends need to be fixed.
Let's just make this easy… Fix everything that needs to be fixed in order to sell. If you are questioning this or money is tight, let's chat. I'll come over and tell you what has to be done. FYI, if some items are not repaired, it may have to be reflected in your listing price.
You knew I was going to say this!