Before you open your doors to welcome one and all to come to view your property and you start entertaining offers, you should make sure you’re ready for those wheels to start spinning. First of all, you don’t want to be waiting a lifetime for the sale to go through and you also don’t want someone to start pushing you for the sale before you’re ready, so here are a few ways to prepare.
Take care of the essentials
If there are any minor or major issues that are going to make the property a hard sell, then it might be time to look at what renovations or repairs you need to make. You don’t want to be selling a fixer-upper unless it’s more cost-effective to sell as is than it is to fix it yourself. Have a home inspector come through to highlight any issues that might diminish its saleability or value and determine whether or not you can fix it up.
Ensure you’re prepared for viewings
You can still be living in a property while arranging for viewings, that’s not necessarily a death sentence for sale chances. However, having the home full of boxes or, worse yet, full of not furniture will definitely harm your chances. If you need to, look at home staging furniture that you can rent to at least make the place look a little more lived-in and welcoming.
Show your best side
Online marketing plays a huge role in most home sales, nowadays, few would deny that. Aside from making sure you share all the details necessary, you should make sure that you work with a real estate photographer to make sure you’re not capturing the front of the home and the rooms in the flattest, dullest light, possible. A little framing and staging with the help of a professional can help you really highlight the strengths of each room.
Jooj it up outside
Curb appeal is always going to be one of the biggest factors in attracting buyers. Even if your interior photos well, people are going to get their first real impression when they step up to that front door. You don’t need to landscape the whole thing, but a fresh coat of paint on the fence, some external lighting, and power washing the grime off any surfaces can definitely help, at least.
Be ready to move
If you’re still living in the home, then it could be a good idea to be prepared to move out of there at the soonest opportunity. You might have your own timeline for your next home, but you can capitalize on more opportunities if you’re ready to sell the home more quickly to those who are interested. Have your next residence ready (even if you have to rent for a couple of weeks) and moving services at the ready.
Before your property goes up on the market, you should make sure it’s presented in the best light to help capitalize on every potential sale. Hopefully, the tips above can help with that.