One of the first things to address before putting the property on the market is prepare your it for sale. I want to show off the property in its best light to maximize your earning potential. I will tour it with the eye of a buyer – what works, what doesn’t work.
Does your property have curb appeal? Would a bit of touch-up paint add dollars to the sale? What about the garden? Is the lawn in order and neatly edged? Are trees and bushes neatly pruned? Are flowers in bloom? If not, it may be time for a garden upgrade. Remember, creating curb appeal will add dollars to the final selling price.
Curb Appeal Checklist >
Looking through the eyes of a buyer, I will recommend changes that will enhance sales appeal.
I’ll make suggestions on eliminating anything that gives the appearance of clutter. Countertops should be free and clear. Knickknacks, souvenirs, family photos, refrigerator artwork – it’s gone. We need to “de-personalize” the the property so buyers can imagine it as their own.
Closets and cupboards should appear large and roomy. It’s time to make a donation to a local charity or store belongings at a friend’s or family member’s home.
Reviewing the property, I will make recommendations that impact the sale. I’ll point out the furniture or equipment that should be removed, rooms that need new paint, carpet that needs to be changed, fixtures that need polishing, windows that need cleaning, and any other improvement that can easily be made to promote the sale.
Welcome Home Checklist >
Setting the Stage
Before the first buyer walks in your door, I’ll show you how to set the stage. We want to engage the buyer’s senses. Lighting is critical. We’ll draw back curtains, open blinds, change light bulbs and add lighting where needed to welcome the buyer.