Yes, it may still be winter but the home buying and selling season has already begun. If you're thinking of putting your home on the market, now's the time to whip it into shape.
Below are the top preparations to address... why not start now!
Update your home
With asking prices at an all-time high, most of today's buyers are looking for turnkey, not a project. You know, all those things you wanted to change in your home but never got around to doing! Well, here's your chance. Consider giving your home a refresh, with new countertops, appliances, and flooring. Change out vanities and plumbing fixtures in your bathrooms and if your cabinets are dated, it might be time to have them painted or refaced along with new hardware. Not only will this give your listing some appeal, it may also aid in increasing what goes in to your pocket.
Declutter, Organize, and Clean
No one wants a messy home. If you're serious about selling this year, now is the time to get rid of any unwanted or unused items sitting around the house taking up valuable storage space. Remember, the goal is to show how much space your home has not how cluttered it feels. You want buyers to be able to come through and focus on the space and not the stuff in it!
Windows and Screens
When was the last time you had the windows and tracks cleaned both inside and out? Are there any windows that appear clogged or are difficult to open and close? Very few sellers take the time to check their windows and screens. So to get a leg up on your competition, by cleaning, repairing and making all of them look and work great, will help you justify asking top dollar.
Overgrown bushes, trees and old plants can hide a homes exterior and make it look tired and unnecessarily worn. Don't forget to give your home as much attention on the outside as you do on the inside. Now is the time to have bushes and trees cut back or removed altogether. And when the weather permits, don't forget to freshen up your ground cover as well with new mulch, pine straw or river rock. In the meantime...
We offer free market analysis of your home. It will determine the value of your property based on other properties, similar in nature that have sold or are currently on the market.
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