Did you know that the average person will spend one year of their life looking for a home? So, if you're thinking about selling your home or buying a new one, it's important to get some expert advice. After all, there are many things homeowners can do on their own when doing some light cleaning and decluttering before an open house. But other tasks like painting the walls or repairing leaky faucets should be left up to professionals. Luckily, with this blog post (and a little help from your Realtor) you'll know what not to do when it comes time for your big move!
- Don't forget about curb appeal: The first thing potential buyers see is your front yard and porch so make sure it’s in tip top shape. Lean on your Realtor to provide you with advice on how to make it look it’s best. More than likely, they have a gardener that they work with that can help you with this in case you don’t have anyone you can talk to.
- Professional cleaning can go a long way: So, what should you do if your house is in need of a deep clean? Well, the first thing to avoid is getting down on your hands and knees with some harsh chemical cleaner. That's not only going to be tough on your joints but will also take up more time than it needs to when there are other options available! Instead, find out about professional cleaning services that can come by for an hour or two and make everything look like new again. You'll have less work ahead of yourself which means more free time where you can spend doing things that are much better for you-like spending quality time with friends or family members over coffee while catching up outside under the sun.
- Just stage it: In the end, staging your home is one of those investments that will pay off. It may be time-consuming and require a lot of work to get it right but in the end you’ll have a more appealing property for buyers and sell fast at an asking price higher than what you would normally receive if not staged. What are some things to avoid when trying to stage your home? We recommend taking care with mirrors so they don't break or become damaged from use during the process; using rugs instead of furniture on hardwood floors; removing any personal items like pictures or bookshelves; and dressing up closets by adding curtains, hooks, knobs, shelves etc. When you go on a job interview, you look your best. Why not have your home look it’s best when you’re selling it?
It’s important to get some expert advice on how to prepare your home for sale. After all, there are many things homeowners can do on their own but other tasks like knowing what to do, what will give you the best return on investment and will be the most effective when selling your home is where your agent can assist.
If you’re looking for someone to assist you, we have years of experience helping clients sell homes with curb appeal that will turn heads and make buyers want to buy it right away. And if you're looking for help buying a new home, our team has decades of knowledge from negotiating contracts so you don't overpay or sign up for something too expensive because they know what's most important at this stage in life.