Don't Forget the Interior

When you get the buyers into the house, it is very important to make their visit as pleasant as possible. That means having the whole house ready. You want them to be as comfortable as possible, and to linger in the home. Every room in your home should be spotless, especially the living room, kitchen and bathroom. Any "turn off" will send them quickly to the next house on their list!

Start with a good cleaning and make every surface shine, from windows to floors. Don't forget ceiling fans and baseboards. Pay special attention to the kitchen and bathrooms.

Spruce up Your Home
Bathroom Makeovers

Try to eliminate all clutter as clutter can cost a sale. Organize all closets and drawers because buyers might look there. Ask family or friends if you can borrow some space in their garage, than pack and eliminate some of your belongings from the house.

Make any necessary repairs so that buyers don't have to add that to their list. Add a fresh coat of paint if needed.

Depersonalize each room, removing photo frames and posters or personal artwork.

Remove all your pets' ancillary items, such as food bowls and litter boxes. Make sure your house does not have any unpleasant odors. Keep in mind that bacteria are often the cause of unpleasant odors and no amount of air fresheners or potpourri will solve your problem. So the best way is to clean everything to get rid of the bacteria, than store the items in the box and out of the way.

Try to rearrange furniture to make rooms appear as large as possible. Rent a storage unit or portable pod if needed for larger pieces of furniture or knickknacks.

Tidy up the garage. Throw away any obvious junk that is lying around that you never use. Buy plastic containers and extra shelving if needed and as you go through all of your stuff, try to organize it into major categories like tools, pet supplies, ornaments, collectibles, etc. The more things that you can place together in related groups, the easier it will be to organize and see what you want to keep, what you have in duplicate, and what you no longer want or need.

Getting Your House Ready to Sell

Getting Your House
Ready to Sell

Make sure your property look its best, because by increasing the showability you will also increase its saleability and profitability. Thus, in order to make a good first impression to visitors and have an edge over competitors, make sure your house is nice and tidy and everything is in good condition.

Seller Info

Seller Info

If you currently own property and are thinking of placing it on the market, get informed about preparing your home for sale, pricing your property appropriately, marketing it effectively and learn everything you can about real estate sale process so you can maximize your chance of a profitable sale by avoiding costly marketing mistakes.

Selling Tips

Make sure your information is up to date. You have to know and be realistic about today's real estate market.
Overpricing helps sell competing homes by making them look like better values.
The list price you select will have a direct effect on how long your property is on the market.