Now Is The Time To Prepare Your Home For Next Years Market
Now Is The Time To Prepare Your Home For Next Years Market
Sellers - Now is the
perfect time to start preparing your home if you are planning to sell next
year! It can sometimes be a struggle since we have a very precious few
hours to work with once November hits, but with enough advanced
preparation, inside projects can be broken into nice, manageable chunks
and many projects can be much more affordable. That way you won't have to
take a week off work to quickly put your home on the market! No matter where
you live – Tacoma, Federal Way, Renton, Auburn, or Jupiter, you need to show
your home at its best and brightest to let any buyer know just how well
maintained you have kept it.
If you are thinking about making the move, you should first talk to a Real
Estate Agent, preferrably one who specializes
in Staging. They are more
inclined to have a keen eye for what features and color schemes are
dominant in homes selling in your area. They work with clients in your area every
day and can give you many ideas of how to best market your house. Here are some
ideas for preparing your house for the market.
Painting - Ah, one of the least exciting things about
updating a home, but slightly more interesting than watching it dry!
Having clean walls with inviting colors is crucial, from curb appeal to
making the interior really blend from room to room. Cons -
it can be a big project, especially if you are planning to paint the
inside and outside. Pros - Starting now can make it
easier to go room by room if you like. That way, you can get it done in a
series of weekends, still having time to spare. Also, if you still just
don't have the time to devote to it, painters are in their slow season
right now and are almost always looking for work. Many of them will be willing
to give you a discount so you can save time and money.
Remodeling – Depending on the age and wear of the
fixtures in your home, it may be a good time to change things up a bit. It
is surprising how much a quality, purposeful remodel can increase the
value and appeal of your home, especially the kitchen and bathrooms. Even
light changes can have a big impact on how buyers react. Again, be sure to
consult your agent to find the setup and materials that are trending and
in your price range.
Making Repairs – Also known as the “honey-do”
list, this long put-off bucket list can give you an overwhelming surplus of
chores if you wait until the last minute. Instead, go ahead and re-caulk that bathtub,
shower, or window. It will only take, what, an hour? That is very much worth
the “Ooo’s” and “Ahh’s” when sellers see that everything has been meticulously
maintained. Maybe fix a door, patch dents and holes in walls, or replace any
tiles that might be cracked. It’s those little things that can make or break
the big picture.
People Love Space – When someone is
looking at a home, they are looking for space. And that is not always
synonymous with functionality. So go through your home, room by room, and make
note of what will need to be rotated, moved elsewhere, or stored while selling
your house. Try to find a good, apparent flow for your rooms, so it looks
structured and organized. Ask advice from your Real Estate Agent, especially if
they specialize in staging homes!
Although there are many other factors to take into
account when selling a home, this list will give you a great start on preparing
your home if you are planning to sell next year.
Author:Gini Anderson Phone: 253-988-0180 Dated: November 20th 2013 Views: 3,570 About Gini: Making Clients For Life!
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