And then, allow me to analyze and recommend the fastest way to get your home sold through professional staging, curb appeal, my UNMATCHED marketing plan, and out-of-the-box ideas that are so HOT, they landed me a spot on National TV with HGTV's House Hunters!
Here are a few great tips (don't worry, I'll share more when we meet) to make your home irresistible and marketable to buyers.
*Get your property listed on the MLS and work with a realtor who will provide maximum marketing and online exposure! 90% of homes are found through the use of the internet and realtor-based programs!! Don’t make the mistake of trying to sell on your own--you’ll pay for it in the long run.
*De-personalize: Pack up those personal photographs and family heirlooms and remove photographs from table-tops. You want to give the buyer the opportunity to identify with the house and they can’t if you’re there!
*De-Clutter: Put away items that are sitting on countertops and tables, pack up those knickknacks, and clean off everything on the kitchen and bathroom counters.
*Organize the closets: Line up shoes, neatly stack dishes, and make sure that all kitchen appliances (microwave, stove, etc.) are cleaned out.
*Kill the offensive odors-They're the first thing buyers notice, and often a permanent turnoff.
*Everything from floors to windows must bespotless!!
-Rent a pressure washer and spray down sidewalks and exterior
-Clean out cobwebs
-Re-caulk tubs, showers and sinks
-Polish chrome faucets and mirrors
-Clean out the refrigerator
-Dust furniture, ceiling fan blades and light fixtures
-Bleach dingy grout
-Replace worn rugs
-Hang up fresh towels
*Rent a Storage Unit- Almost every home shows better with less furniture. Remove pieces of furniture that block or hamper paths and walkways and put them in storage.
*Check Curb Appeal-If a buyer won't get out of the agent's car because they doesn't like the exterior of your home, you'll never get them inside.
-Keep the sidewalks cleared.
-Mow the lawn.
-Paint faded window trim.
-Plant yellow flowers or group flower pots together. Yellow evokes a
buying emotion. Marigolds are inexpensive.
-Trim your bushes.
-Make sure visitors can clearly read your house number.
REMEMBER--you only get one chance to make a first impression!!