It takes work to get ready to sell your home! Market inventory is low, but you still have to compete for the best offer possible. Here are some tips to help your property stand out above the rest.
From the day that your house goes on the market to the day it closes, your property needs to be in “Selling Shape”. It may take a little getting use-to, but you and your family will have to make the transition to thinking about your house as a property and not your home. This is certainly an inconvenience if you’re still living in your house, but the effort is well worth it.
Did you know well-placed furniture can open up rooms and make them seem larger than they are? Or that opening drapes and blinds and turning on all lights make a room seem bright and cheery?
It’s a fact: acquiring the highest market value and elevating your home above others in the same price range often comes down to first impressions. So how can we work together to get your property into selling shape? Let’s just follow some simple rules:
First. Fix It.
Anything that is in your house that is in disrepair and can be easily fixed should be addressed before the home goes up for sale. We’ll want to pay particular attention to the front exterior and the most important rooms in the house: the master bedroom, the kitchen, and the living room.
Next. Clean it.
Clean, clean and more clean. From the inside out, a clean listing is a happy listing. And remember, it’s not good enough to just put things away. Potential buyers will and do open closets and drawers throughout the house when they’re looking at your listing. Be sure to keep personal items that you do not want on display in drawers that are clearly your personal furniture
The more organized you can be, the better.
Last. Open it.
Making your house appear as attractive as possible is largely about allowing potential buyers the opportunity to imagine their lives in your property. As mentioned earlier in this guide, professional staging services can help in selling your listing by using design principles and tricks that emphasize space. Creating the appearance of openness and space is key to getting your property sold. Remember, you’re not selling your stuff!
Call the Metro Indy Pros team today for your personalized consultation!