Selling a home can sometimes be stressful. Having your home in the best condition possible is one way to help Buyers see it’s potential. Realtor.com® offers up some handy tips that you might not have thought of…
Highlight improvements and any issues.
List the problems you’ve solved while you’ve lived in your home and be ready to disclose any potential past issues that you may have had like chimney fires, water damage, or a flood in the basement. Disclose any “invisible improvements,” such as a French drain system too.
Google your address.
NAR states that 80% of buyers now search online for homes. Sellers should be aware of how their listing looks on the Internet. If the Google Maps’ street view doesn’t show your recent home improvements, make sure you list those updates in your listing.
Test out the doorbell.
First impressions make a big difference. A lack of cosmetic repairs, even seemingly minor, may cost you a sale. Buyers want to arrive at a well-kept home. The exterior view should give the perception that the seller has great pride in the home and has taken good care of it. Check light switches and doorbells are all in working order.
Buyers are going to snoop everywhere! They are going to judge how clean your home is. Take the time to do a deep clean or spending the money to hire a cleaner will reap it’s benefits.
Designate which items aren’t included in the sale.
Be sure to let your agent know first hand what items do not convey with the sale of your home. By law, anything bolted to the wall or ceiling goes to the buyer unless specified in the contract. Removing personal items from your home can also give the buyers a sense of ownership and help them place their own personal belongings in the home.
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