Top 3 Things You Should Do Before Listing Your Home
At Normand Real Estate, we know how to prepare a home to go on the market. We give our clients a detailed, custom list of items tailored specifically for their home. While there is no substitute for a trained professional prepping your home, there are several general rules that anyone can follow in order to get the most value out of their home.
- Curb Appeal: This is very important! You want your home to look inviting. If your grass isn’t mowed, flowers are dying, and your bushes are overgrown it certainly will not entice people to come look inside. Add a wreath on the front door, some hanging flower baskets, and give your landscaping some new mulch. All of those will add value to your home and make it look more inviting.
- Fresh Paint: Everything looks cleaner when it has fresh paint, especially a home. Paint sends a subconscious signal to the potential buyer, new paint means clean and fresh, while old paint means dirty and stale. So if your exterior paint is faded and worn, it might be a good time to repaint it. This also goes for the inside. Make sure you paint the interior of your home warm neutral colors. Neutral colors are inviting, appeal to most taste and are not over bearing. You want the house to feel clean. Go grab a gallon of paint and freshen it up!
- Remove the clutter: That’s right! Get rid of unwanted stuff. Clean out and organize your closets. While homes do “show” best with furniture, you definitely want it tidy when potential buyers are walking through. Have a yard sale, donate to a local charity, or store it away in the attic. The last thing you want is piles of “stuff” laying around when your home is being shown.
These three things are extremely important when listing your home for sale. If you are unsure if your home is “for sale ready” contact Normand Real Estate today and we would be happy to help you.