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Preparing your home to sell

Posted on April 8, 2016 at 1:55 PM

The thought of packing, moving and living in a new home can be exciting and stressful at the same time. But before that can happen, prospective buyers will be critiquing your home as they decide whether your home suits them for their future residence.

Buyers like to envision themselves living in a home they wish to buy. They want to see their own family, loved ones and day to day life in your house. The article below gives a few recommendations for sellers, but one of the biggest things sellers can do, is to clear out clutter! I cannot emphasize this enough! Keep counters clear, and have minimal items on shelves and walls. Remove excess furniture, yes, that is considered clutter, especially when it excessive and it makes a room feel smaller. Keep coffee tables and side table items to a minimum, for example, a lamp, flowers, a decorative candle or vase. 

Other items I agree with are: to update the home with a fresh coat of paint, preferrably a neutral color, and repair minor maintenance items, for example leaking faucets, holes in walls, tears in vinyl flooring, etc. Speak with your agent about larger maintenance items, as some may be used as negotiation items and may not necessarily need to be replaced prior to selling. 

I offer prelisting consultations to give you insight on what local buyers want to see! I can research the local market on the homes that have sold and what your current competition is and how to best prepare your home for sale.

Give me a call today! Sancia 760-925-2419

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