Sellingyour home involves much more than sticking a sign in the front yard. There area lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possiblein the shortest amount of time.

Repair. Just because youare used to the cracks in the walls and missing shingles, doesn’t mean a buyerwill look past imperfections in your home. Correcting seemingly small issuescan make your home much more attractive. Also, buyers like to snoop around whenviewing a home, so be sure to fix any sticky doors and drawers as well.Finally, don’t forget to address any issues with the exterior—fence, yard,sidewalk, etc. Curb appeal, is extremely important because many buyers maynever take a look inside if they don’t like they don’t like the outside.

Neutralize. You want buyers tosee themselves living in your home. If your living room has hot pink carpet,wood-paneled walls, and a disco ball… this will be much harder for them to do.Try replacing any bold color choices in your floors and walls with somethingmore neutral—beiges, tans, and whites. Repainting and reflooring will makeeverything look fresh, and help potential buyers imagine all of thepossibilities.

Stage. Once your house isclean and updated, it’s time to show people how your spaces could be used. Homestagers can add small details and décor touches that will highlight thepossibilities in your home: lamps, mirrors, throw rugs, pillows, flowers, soaps,decorative towels, patio furniture. Home staging is extremely useful if yourhome is old or if the exterior looks dated. Think of it as a quick makeover foryour home—if it’s done right, you notice the beauty, not the makeup.

Call metoday for more information about selling your home. I look forward to beingyour personal assistant through the entire selling process and into the future!