Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a Realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.
Pricing Your Home to Sell: Determining price is one of the most critical steps in preparing your home for sale. A well priced home often sells quickly one it is put on the market. The Watson Team goal is to help you sell your home for the highest price, in the shortest period of time and with the lease inconvenience to you. To determine the optimal price range of your property, we will prepare a detailed market analysis (CMA)specific to your home. A CMA is a snapshot in time as the market continually fluctuates, so it is very important that you select an agent with the most knowledge and experience in your area.
Repair. Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and the rattles in the radiators doesn’t mean a buyer will too. If you have hardwood floors that need refinishing, be sure to get it done—hardwood is a huge selling point. Buyers like to snoop around, so be sure to fix any sticky doors or drawers as well. Finally, don’t forget to address any issues with the exterior—fences, shingles, sidewalks, etc. After all, without curb appeal, some buyers may never get to see the inside.
Neutralize. You want buyers to see themselves in your home. If your living room has lime green shag, wood-paneled walls, and all your collectibles and personal photographs, this will be much harder for them to do. Try replacing any bold color choices in your floors and walls with something more neutral—beiges, tans, and whites. Repainting and reflooring will make everything look fresh and new, and help prospective buyers imagine all the possibilities.
Stage. Once your house is clean and updated, it’s time to play dress up. We can help or Home stagers can add small details and décor touches that will bring out the possibilities in the various spaces in your home: lamps, mirrors, throw rugs and pillows, flowers, decorative soaps and towels, patio furniture. Home staging can be particularly useful if your home is especially old or if the exterior looks dated. Think of it as a little mascara and rouge—if it’s done right, you notice the beauty, not the makeup.
The Hall of Fame Watson Team has been providing real estate services since 1992. Making your largest investment your best investment became our business motto. Because we are serious about providing excellent service, we actually guarantee it. Ask us about our unique guarantee offers for buyers and sellers.