In preparing your property for sale, you want to gain the greatest return for your investment. Buyers might be impressed by a much-needed new roof, however, they won’t even notice it if the front landscape is hopelessly overgrown or the drain pipes are hanging askew. “Polishes” and “touch-ups” are what you want, compared to extensive and costly renovations.
As experienced real estate agents, we understand buyer expectations as they relate to specific neighborhoods, and we can advise you on which improvements should be made and which will gain the highest return on your investment. We can also recommend the best professionals to help you complete those improvements.
As the old adage goes, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This is extremely true with property sales. Strong curb appeal can go a long way toward making up for other shortcomings. Don’t forget the back, too. A well-manicured front and a neglected back will make buyers wonder where else you may be cutting corners. To enhance your property’s exterior and curb appeal, check the following and repair as necessary:
Now that you’ve improved your property’s curb appeal, don’t disappoint with the interior. A few simple “touches” and “polishes” will further translate into favorable impressions and higher offers. To enhance the interior, check the following and make changes as needed:
The fewer things, the larger the space looks. Consider renting off-site storage for extra belongings while your property is on the market. Remember, buyers will also ask to see the garage and storage areas. Stuffing areas to the rafters gives buyers the impression that the property is too small.
Hold your moving sale BEFORE you put your property on the market.
Many TV and online shows have been created aimed at getting properties ready for sale. Check them out for additional ideas and information.
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