Selling a home can seem overwhelming at first, but there are some tricks to help prepare for this sometimes emotional real estate transaction. Real estate is a market where you have to pick and choose your battles, and the best way to make it easy for you is to make sure you have crossed all of your T’s and dotted all of the I’s. In order to attract a potential buyer, most agents will lead you in the right direction and provide tips to help make your home more interesting and inviting.
Some things actually require little to minimal effort. Of course, you hear over and over the term “curb appeal” and that you can optimize by doing a little extra landscaping, adding some colorful flowers in bloom and cutting back shrubbery. So add appealing color, trim the lawn and paint the shutters. You can have someone come to pressure clean the roof and walkways. Keep things uncluttered, curb appeal matters and is a crucial element when selling a house. Make the outdoor space inviting to any potential buyer.
What’s the first thing people see? Exterior color, people notice that when approaching your home. Do yourself a favor and apply a fresh coat of paint, it will make a world of difference to liven up the entire entrance with a contrasting color front door. Small details are very important to some people so make sure you are diligent in your effort to draw attention to and impact potential buyers by appealing to their senses.
Keep it Light
Another key detail that cannot be overlooked is the exterior and interior light fixtures. It is important also to make sure all of the lights are in working order before a residence goes on the market. An even bigger bonus is to replace some fixtures, such as the 10+-year-old lantern that has been hanging outside since you bought your house! Remember, it goes a long way to update and modernize.
Communicate With Your Agent
Communication is key. One of the most important things in the process of selling your home is having a good relationship with your real estate agent. It is crucial to stay in contact and maintain an open relationship that supports the efforts needed to get your property sold quickly. An experienced real estate agent understands the market and will be successful in guiding you through the process of properly staging your home. They are knowledgeable and can provide as simple a suggestion as replacing outlets in the living room, or focusing on a theme or season to add a comfortable visual flavor.
Selling your home is a big decision but does not have to be such a daunting task to conquer. Contact an experienced real estate agent that is committed to help make this process as easy as possible. We are the experts at Katchen Company and can lead you in the right direction to prep a house and turn it into an irresistible and marketable home.