Sell My Home

We understand that moving locations, buying or selling your home can be emotional and possibly a major life changing event but we will be here the whole time. Contact one of our Agents to help you through the process of sorting through homes and the process. At least be able to give you advice from starting your search and carrying it through the purchase. Here are some steps to below to help you with process and allows us to better help serve you.

When it comes time to sell your home, here are a few things you might want to do to help make the buyers more interested in your home.  Remember, this is no longer going to be your home, so make it look the best you can.

1. Clear out what you don’t need in the house. Put stuff in storage for the mean time or friends or family, give it away to charities or have a garage sale.

2. Go through the house and clear off all the shelves and counters like in the kitchen and bathroom. Throw away old magazines. If you have knick-knacks, pack them and make it more enticing to the potential customer. Counters need to be clear and clean.

3. A home should smell good if not as the first time you came into it. That means no noticeable odors, no pet scent (litter, urine or waste), You do not want an stale cooking smells and no cigarette smoke. If you have too, have a friend or family member whose judgment is not biased give the sniff test!  As an fyi, spraying Lysol before a showing, that won’t help. So find the scent problems at the source: scrub the house, have the air vents cleaned, replace old, smelly carpeting and smoke outside.

4.  Now if the property needs work, as in out dated wallpaper, gross looking carpet, have it replaced before so that all buyers that come in only have to picture is moving day. Most people want all that in before they move in. The more changes the buyers calculate in when looking will make them think twice before even considering buying.

5. The big issue – cigarettes. Buyers are far more sensitive to the smell of cigarette. If your a smoker, you don’t smell it. You are so use to it, that it just seems normal to you.  Smoking in the house also eliminates most potential buyers. Many shoppers will not even want to tour a home if the house smells like smoke.

6. Make sure you have as much light as possible. Buyers want to see every little nook and cranny of the house. Make sure all blinds and curtains are open, and keep the lights on in the rooms.

7. And just remember, Keep it real! You don’t have to go above and beyond for the potential buyer who coming to the showing. Set up the bedroom to look like showroom, pulled down the comforter, fluffed the pillow and place a book open on the bed. You don’t want it to look so staged that it’s artificial, but make it as if it is how you would want to see it if you were looking at the home and say I could see myself living here.