Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a Realtor® to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should take to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.
Repair. Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and the rattles in the radiators doesn’t mean a buyer will too. If you have hardwood floors that need refinishing, be sure to get it done—hardwood is a huge selling point. Buyers like to snoop around, so be sure to fix any sticky doors or drawers as well. Finally, don’t forget to address any issues with the exterior—fences, shingles, sidewalks, etc. After all, without curb appeal, some buyers may never get to see the inside.
Neutralize. You want buyers to see themselves in your home. If your living room has lime green shag, wood-paneled walls, and all your collectibles and personal photographs, this will be much harder for them to do. Try replacing any bold color choices in your floors and walls with something more neutral—beiges, tans, and whites. Repainting and reflooring will make everything look fresh and new, and help prospective buyers imagine all the possibilities.
Stage. Once your house is clean and updated, it’s time to play dress up. Home stagers can add small details and décor touches that will bring out the possibilities in the various spaces in your home: lamps, mirrors, throw rugs and pillows, flowers, decorative soaps and towels, patio furniture. Home staging can be particularly useful if your home is especially old or if the exterior looks dated. Think of it as a little mascara and rouge—if it’s done right, you notice the beauty, not the makeup. Learn more about Staging Your Home to Sell.
Photography. Photography is the most important influencer in increasing the number of showings your house will have. Remember, the more showings means the more interested parties, more offers and better terms for you. While everything we listed above contributes to how the photography comes out, high quality, HDR photography is the only way to go. The goal is to show your home in it's best light. Learn more about Preparing For Your Photoshoot.
At LIVLUX, we make it easy! Our professional design team will come through your house and piece together the perfect plan to make your home shine its brightest. This works best once the home has been emptied and cleaned. That way our designers can visualize the perfect furniture to maximize your space.
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