I’m back for part three of my series outlining the home-selling process. This time, we’re going to cover how to prepare your home for sale. Your agent has probably already provided you with a list of tips, tricks, and ideas to get it ready for pictures, showings, etc.
One thing that I advise my sellers to do is to get a pre-listing home inspection. When a buyer comes through your house with an inspector, something that comes up on the report that would have cost you $10 to fix may lead to the buyer asking for $250 off the price of the home. It makes sense to get this inspection done, pay for the little things yourself, and eliminate any extra costs down the line.
“Homes that are staged sell for more than homes that aren’t.”
Another thing to think about is staging. You have a lot of different options. If you’re living in the home while you sell it, a stager can come in and give you advice on how to stage with what you already have. If the home is vacant, there are stagers who will bring furniture, accessories, and more. Homes that are staged sell for more than homes that aren’t.
It’s super important to get the home ready for photographs and virtual tours. It’s equally important to have a quick plan to get the home tidied up for any showings.
Stay tuned for part four where we’ll talk about the ideal marketing plan. If you have any questions for me in the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.