Follow these guidelines if you are striving to sell your home quickly for top-dollar.
Show your potential buyers that there’s plenty of room for all their stuff. Your crowded closets and overflowing cupboards will only testify that space is limited. So give it away, throw it away or put it in storage temporarily.
You might enjoy the knick-knacks and the countless family photos. But every reminder of YOUR family detracts from the buyer’s ability to imagine his own family in the space. So remove photos and personal items in order to create a clean space that feels spacious and neutral.
- Clean Relentlessly
Buyers don’t want to imagine living in someone else’s mess, or worry about layers of grime and mildew waiting for them upon closing. If you want top dollar for your home, then demonstrate your commitment to taking care of it by keeping it super clean.
- Remove Items You Won’t Sell
If you will be taking a chandelier or a set of curtains with you, then it is best to remove and replace before you put it on the market. Otherwise you’ll have to negotiate these items in your agreement and it might frustrate a buyer.
- Remove Bold Colors
Neutral colors appeal to a larger number of potential buyers. Spend a few dollars and paint it beige so there’s one less reason for a buyer to walk away.
- Hire The Experts
If you find yourself emotionally tied to your belongings, consider hiring the experts. A Home Organizer can assist you with removing excess items that can jeopardize a sale and assist you in arranging items in a way that enhances the space.
- Take a Walk
Does your yard speak of a home that is well managed? Are gutters clear of debris and foundations cared for? Is the roof maintained in order to increase life expectancy? A quality service provider can take care of gutters, roofs and windows all in one day…and give your home a facelift that more than pays for itself when you sell.
Gig Harbor Home Management provides home organization, home cleaning, relocation services and vacant home watch for empty homes still on the market. Call us today at 253.225.4864 and we’ll provide a free in-home consultation to get you started.