Categories: Fredericksburg new homes, Homeowner Tips | Posted: November 10, 2017 | No Comments »
Are you preparing to put your home on the market sometime this year or planning for spring, but overwhelmed on just where to start? The first and most important thing you can do is put the best face forward on your home when it comes time to sell. Tricord Homes, a premier homebuilder for Fredercksburg new homes, shares the top three tips real estate professionals recommend to sell your home as quick as possible.
The first tip may seem obvious, but it is crucial in order to sell your home and sell it fast. Get rid of the clutter! Purge your home of unnecessary items and try to make your home as much of a blank slate as possible.
When potential buyers come into your home, they look at it through the eyes of what it would be like for them to live there. If you have too much clutter, too many personal belongings or too many things that remind a buyer of you and your family, it makes it difficult for them to picture what it would be like as their own.
You will want to organize closets and clean drawers. Buyers will be looking around the home and want to check out the storage space. Don’t shove everything in the closets of your home and expect buyers to not open them up and look around. If anything, a cluttered or packed closet will leave the buyers thinking there isn’t enough storage space in the home. So, clean drawers and closets to have a neat and tidy appearance, so storage won’t be a red flag against the home.
Lastly, you need to deep clean your home as a part of the de-cluttering process. This may be something you want to leave to the professionals to take care of, otherwise be prepared to invest the time it will take to truly deep clean your home to the point where buyers will see in like-new condition. Nothing turns a potential buyer off more than a dirty home.
The second set of recommendations will involve any DIY projects that you can do on your own. For example, fix leaking faucets or toilets that run, replace the caulking around tubs, showers and sinks, repair any grout as needed, repair any walls that have dents, dings or marks on them, replace damaged window screens and replace any burnt out light bulbs.
The final set of recommendations will address the curb appeal of your home, which will be the first-impression point for buyers. When potential buyers are charmed by the outside of your home, they will look forward to seeing if the inside matches their expectations and have a great first impression.
You will want to start with your bushes, shrubs, and trees. Make sure they are trimmed up nicely and not brushing against your house other plants you may have surrounding them.
Look at your gutters and make sure they are in tip top shape and replace any damaged or falling gutters if you have any.
Depending on your landscaping, apply new mulch or rock for a fresh an updated look. Depending on the season, plant seasonally appropriate flowers or put them in large potted vases that can sit outside the front of the home and give it life.
Just giving your home the moderate amount of effort it needs to be show ready will have it selling quicker than you may have imagined.
Tricord Homes builds new home communities in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area. Contact them here to learn more about what they can offer you in a new home.