Beginners Guide To Selling Your Home
If you are selling a home in Colorado Springs, it’s important to attract as many potential buyers as possible. Typically, homes that are staged sell faster and for more money than ones that are not. When a home is staged, buyers are able to envision living in the house. You do not have to spend a fortune to make your home looks its best before putting it on the market. By consulting with your agent at Platinum Group, Realtors, cleaning, decluttering, and making any obvious repairs, your home will be ready to hit the market. Here are some tips from the best real estate agents in Colorado Springs to help you get your home ready:
Talk to Your Real Estate Agent
Your agent at the Platinum Group, Realtors can go room by room with you and list the pros and cons. They can help you focus on rooms that have the biggest impact on buyers, such as the kitchen and bathrooms and they can point out potential issues, such as poor lighting or stained carpet. By visiting comparable homes in your neighborhood, you can see what stands out and it will give you some inspiration for your own home. Make a detailed list of each room, taking note of items to fix yourself, update, or hire a professional for.
Cleaning your home is perhaps the number one thing you can do when staging your home. Seems simple, but nothing turns off a homebuyer more than a dirty, smelly house. This should go beyond your weekly cleaning. Your home needs to be deep cleaned, including scrubbed and sanitized. Prospective buyers open drawers and cabinets so tidy inside as well. Spots and stains stand out, and so do offensive odors. Try putting lemon peels down the garbage disposal, empty and disinfect garbage bins, sanitize the bathroom mildew, and consider putting a fresh baked apple pie or cookies in the oven just before a showing or open house.
Declutter and De-Personalize
While your personal knickknacks and family photos are meaningful to you, they make it harder for potential homebuyers to picture themselves living in your home. You will need to drastically declutter your home before strangers can visualize it as their own. Remove all personal items from your walls and store them in a box. If walls appear too empty, consider some neutral staging decor or inexpensive prints. Remove dried flowers, collectibles, and other dust-collectors. You may want to rearrange furniture to help make your rooms look more spacious.
You don’t need to take on any unnecessary home improvement projects, but you should fix obvious cracks, holes, and other concerns. If something is broken, spend the time and money to fix it. Replacing a highly visible item, such as stained carpet could be worth your money to replace, as a potential homebuyer can tend to over-estimate the cost to repair or replace it.
Enhance Your Curb Appeal
Using curb appeal is the best way to make a great first impression. An attractive exterior invites potential buyers into your home. Take a look at your landscaping and replace dead plants, trim shrubs, lay down new mulch, and consider buying new flowers. A couple of well-placed containers by the front door and a new welcome mat can make a friendly entrance. Power wash the garage door, driveway, and entrance pavers.
Platinum Group, Realtors Can Help You Sell Your Home
While staging is optional, it is highly recommended when selling a Colorado Springs home. Homebuyers want to imagine themselves creating a life in your home and don’t want to see work that has to be done upon moving in. Let Platinum Group, Realtors help you create a space that potential buyers can call their own.
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