Inside and out there are some basic steps to take before marketing your home:
Pay attention to curb appeal! You don’t want potential buyers to think that your home is the neighborhood eye sore! In order to sell your home, you have to lure people inside. To do that, you've got to mow the lawn and trim the bushes
2. Prep your home by repairing any kid damage. As parents, we realize that writing on the walls or in their closets are something that kids occasionally do. Make sure a potential buyer doesn’t see your child’s ‘artwork’.
Cosmetic issues like holes in drywall and chipped or peeling paint are easy to fix and can make a big difference when you are trying to make a quick sale – so definitely fix those!
3. CLEAN, organize and de-clutter your home. Go through
your belongings. If most of your possessions are from the 1980’s, decluttering your home will be easy. REMEMBER: Clean and decluttered homes show better.
Ideally, your rooms should look clean, open and organized. Realtors
and potential buyers will think your home is spacious! If not, prepare for a long listing and a low offer – if you receive one at all. If a potential buyer views your home and that view is clear (de-cluttered) and enticing, a buyer will respond
with an offer (usually a higher offer), because your home will be the home that they won’t want to lose.
Gina M. Sohmer, MBA, is a veteran, a second-generation REALTOR®, a Graduate
of the REALTOR® Institute and a member of the Phyllis Browning Company, San Antonio’s Largest Independently Owned Real Estate Company. Visit her online at www.ginasohmerrealestate.com to help YOU make YOUR Real Estate Dreams Come True!