Tis the Season . . . for SELLING!
According to every credible source it is a SELLER’S Market in Roswell and the surrounding areas (see links to the right)! If YOU are thinking of selling now, here are FIVE of HGTV’s Top Ten things to do to get your home ready to sell!
ONE – The first impression is the only impression
No matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers have already judged your home before they walk through the door. You never have a second chance to make a first impression. It’s important to make people feel warm, welcome and safe as they approach the house. You can typically get a 100-percent return on the money you put into your home’s curb appeal.
TWO – The kitchen comes first
You’re not actually selling your house, you’re selling your kitchen – that’s how important it is. The benefits of remodeling your kitchen are endless, and the best part of it is that you’ll probably get 85% of your money back. The fastest, most inexpensive kitchen updates include painting and new cabinet hardware. Use a neutral-color paint so you can present buyers with a blank canvas where they can start envisioning their own style.
THREE – Always be ready to show
Your house needs to be “show-ready” at all times – you never know when your buyer is going to walk through the door. You have to be available whenever they want to come see the place and it has to be in tip-top shape. Don’t leave dishes in the sink, keep the dishwasher cleaned out, the bathrooms sparkling and make sure there are no dust bunnies in the corners. It’s a little inconvenient, but it will get your house sold.
FOUR – Take the home out of your house
One of the most important things to do when selling your house, and one of the hardest to do, is to de-personalize it. The more personal stuff in your house, the less potential buyers can imagine themselves living there. Get rid of a third of your stuff – put it in storage. This includes family photos, memorabilia collections and personal keepsakes. YOUR home is wherever you and your family are. Let the Buyer imagine your house as their home!
FIVE – Pricing it right (HGTV’s heading, my advice!)
Keller Williams Agents are the best trained, most knowledgeable Real Estate Agents in the industry. They have amazing tools, the latest statistics, market knowledge, and broad-based training to help them know how to price your home for the fastest sale possible. Everyone thinks their home is worth more than it is. However it is the MARKET which will have the final say. Your KW Agent will be able to price it right for the fastest sale possible, and they will work with you to get there!
IF YOU ARE SELLING YOUR HOME, YOU NEED THE BEST AGENT POSSIBLE . . . CALL ME! I WILL PUT ONE OF MY VERY BEST AGENTS IN TOUCH WITH YOU! CHECK OUT THE LINKS TO THE RIGHT FOR WHICHEVER AREA YOU LIKE, FILL OUT THE PROVIDED FORM, AND I WILL BE IN TOUCH TO CONNECT YOU WITH THE BEST AGENT FOR YOU!
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