Your listed home needs to be decluttered!
A home in total chaos or simply over-crowded can knock thousands of dollars off of your profit as well as “turn off” potential buyers. Simply applying a bit of elbow grease and putting in a little time has the potential to raise your selling price by thousands.
Cleaning and decluttering is perhaps one of the greatest payoffs!
No one wants to 'buy' your dirt and clutter.
They have their own to deal with!
Buyers often pass on a home that is not cleanly presented or because they cannot get past the clutter;
BUYERS need to be able to have a clear vision of HOW THEY COULD MAKE YOUR HOME – THEIR OWN! It is often overwhelming!
If you can't see the walls between pieces of furniture, or walk openly among the furnishings then you have too much clutter.
It's not just about being tidy, it's about space. Space is what you are selling; space for their sofa or dining table, room for their TV, a spot for the desk!
It can be overwhelming, especially if you have lived in a home for many years and now need to attack all the nooks and crannies. It's going to have to be done anyway (at some point) for you to move, so begin! (OR even before you list your home).
Remember, you only have one chance at a great first impression!
Neatly stacked boxes in the garage just prove you are getting ready to move. (Or rent a storage building)
Determine to tackle one thing today, no matter where you are in the selling process.
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This is just the tip of the iceberg on what steps you, the seller, can do to help your real estate agent sell your home.
- Painting the front door,
- sprucing up outside trim paint,
- keeping a neat and tidy yard,
- making some obviously needed repairs,
- and straightening the garage
We are a Team!
These small (or big) efforts all help to present an appealing possible purchase for the buyer. After all, you would not have listed your home if you did not intend it to sell.
Your agent is busy working in the background, promoting, showing, pre-screening, and often (in my case) praying for your home to sell and sell quickly. Team-work makes the Dream Work!
If you have some other great tips, please submit them below; We love to share ideas!