Tips For Your Sellers 2

  • Rental Storage Units Are Your Friend
    • You know all that stuff you packed up while organizing & decluttering your home? This is where you put all that stuff. Do not clutter up your garage with it or you are just moving one problem area to another.
    • There are so many Storage Units around so there has to be one close to you. Call them!
    • There are moving companies that will do this for you or you can rent the Home Depot Van for very little money, if you want to move it yourself.
  • Although We Love Your Purple Front Door…
    • You want to appeal to as many potential buyers as possible & in order to do that, we need to understand that our personal taste may not be the taste of our buyers.
    • Paint colors should be neutral, but neutral doesn’t necessarily mean beige. Since we live on the water, shades of blue work really well here, as well as some light corals, greens and yellows. Don’t be afraid to ask the experts their opinion.
    • Although we personally love wallpaper, not everyone does. Typically it should come down. Again, you may want to ask for opinions on this one.
    • Heavy drapes & dark cornice boards should come down to bring in the light. Even if you spent thousands of dollars on these 15 years ago, your house will show better without them.
    • Bedding should be neutral. Stay away from prints. You can never go wrong with a white duvet cover, white sheets & a few accent pillows for color. And the master should be a welcoming oasis.
  • Please Use Common Sense
    • We love our pets, but they do sometimes leave stains and odors. Ask someone you trust to tell you if you need to do something about this. At minimum, put their things away & use a soft scented spray or plug in when having an open house.
    • We also love our kids, but they can be even messier than our pets! Make sure your walls don’t have crayon marks or handprints & keep their toys out of sight, except in their room. Even then, they should be organized.
    • Remove trash cans from view, hide dirty laundry, hide personal bathroom items and ensure the kitchen sink doesn’t have dirty dishes. And keep the toilet lid down!
    • Curb appeal is so important. Clean the front walkway & porch. Add a small bench, a plant and a welcome mat. Simple and clean are the best way to go here.
    • The foyer should be inviting as potential buyers make up their mind about a house within the first 15 seconds of entering! Make it shine!
    • And please, make your bed! Didn’t your mother teach you better?
  • Hire The Right Professionals
    • Hire a real estate agent that is experienced in the local market. And then trust them to list your house for the right amount. Even if you think it’s worth more, they are the experts and listing correctly may bring in multiple offers and a higher selling point in the end.
    • Consider hiring a professional stager to help you to complete the tasks to prepare your home for sale. Especially if your home is vacant, a stager can furnish it so that potential buyers can imagine themselves living there.   And if it’s furnished, a stager can help declutter, organize & redesign each room to look it’s absolute best!
    • Have a professional photographer take pictures for the MLS. If you use these tips, you want to show off your home & make it stand out from the competition. Good photos help a lot!

Rely on referrals for anyone that you do hire. See if a friend, family member or your realtor has used them & can recommend.