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7 Ways to Prep Your Home for Sale

September 21, 2016
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Are you thinking about listing your home for sale? Before listing your home, there is work to be done to make sure your house shows well to potential buyers:

1. Less is more—Remember to clear all clutter from your home. You may need to rent a storage unit if you don’t have extra storage in your home. Remove all personal photos and possessions from your home while you are clearing out! You want prospects to be able to envision the home as theirs. By de-personalizing the home, you are subconsciously helping prospects envision themselves in your home.

2. Keep it neutral—In order to attract all typed of buyers, remove any loud colors and repaint your walls to a natural/light color. Not everyone will have the same taste as you, so staying neutral is the safest way to stage your home.

3. Light matters—Open all window coverings and blinds to allow as much natural light into the home as possible. If you don’t have a lot of natural light, consider adding decorative lamps.

4. Clean, clean, clean—Always keep your home in perfect condition. You never know when your next showing might be! Buyers don’t want to walk into a dirty home. Everything should be in pristine condition.

5. Curb appeal matters—Make sure your lawn is always cut, weeds are pulled, and consider adding fresh mulch to spruce up your yard.

6. Make a good first impression— Pay attention to the little things in your home, particularly smells and temperature. Make sure your home smells clean and fresh. Add some fresh flowers on a table before a showing or consider an air freshner in your home. Get all pets out of the home during a showing– pets can be a huge distraction. Lastly, set your temperate to a comfortable setting, you want to make sure your home is as comfortable as possible during a showing.

7. Hire an Agent— Choose an agent who is a good fit for you and can meet all of your needs, who knows your market area well. It is important to price your home correctly. If you overprice, it will take longer to sell your home and you may end up selling it for much than if you hard priced it correctly initially.

Need help listing your home? Contact Mike Salomon with In Town Properties. We are specialist, and if it’s a Sandcastle Home, we know it better than any other agent and can help address repairs and inspection items at excellent prices.

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I just moved into my new Sandcastle home and I think it’s a wonderful place to live. They have been very helpful, particularly Lynette and Steve. From the owner Mike Salomen down, it has been a truly positive experience. I would highly recommend anyone who wants to buy a new home that is built of high quality to consider this home builder.

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