Staging And Selling Your Home

Before selling a home or property, it is important to think about the basics, and set out a clear plan of action. The most important part of selling a property is choosing a real estate professional. Working with a Realty ONE Group agent will prove to be a valuable decision, but no matter who you work with, it is important to have an idea of the selling process.

First Impression:
The most important part of selling a house is the first impression, so it’s important to make sure the property looks its best and will feel like home to the buyer. The outside needs to be neat, as well as the inside. To improve the curb appeal of the property; weed the garden, trim the hedges, prune the bushes, wash the windows, clean up any cobwebs in corners and on outer walls, cut the grass, and if needed, consider painting to make the house more inviting. Cleaning the garage will help to make the house look more appealing as well.

It’s important to focus on the details. Dust every surface, oil squeaky doors, clean stained tubs, get out any unpleasant smells. These few things can instantly make the property seem more neat and clean to a buyer. Go further by shampooing the carpets, wash the curtains, scrub the bathrooms, kitchen and floors to pick up any dirt or grime that may be noticed by the buyer. Hang fresh towels, and decorate with a few pieces of neutral décor, such as throw pillows or rugs to make it easier for the buyer to imagine living in the house. It’s important to remove clutter, such as mail, old magazines, toys, laundry or dishes to make the property as neat as possible.

Your Agent:
Start on the right foot by combining forces with a superior agent, from Realty ONE Group Eastside! It’s important to listen to your broker and to take any suggestions they offer into consideration. The trained professionals of Realty ONE Group Eastside will make your house more marketable, as they are area experts and know what sells.

Make It Bright:
Leave the house during open houses and when buyers come to view the property. It will be easier for them to picture themselves living there if you aren’t present. Before showing a house, light a scented candle, turn on all the lights, leave all the doors inside the house open and pull all the curtains to make the house feel more open, light filled and homey.