Is your float ready for the parade?
When preparing a home for sale, remember you're not getting the home ready for your own preferences. You're staging for "buyers' eyes." Here's how to sell fast for maximum net.
You're moving. You might as well get packing and "move out half-way." Half of your stuff can go. This is temporary. Get a POD or storage unit, or just give stuff away. Your whole house will feel bigger, and there will be less to distract buyers from picturing themselves making it their own home.
Don't fall in the trap of thinking the next buyer will be OK living with deferred maintenance. Rather than just starting on projects, get your professional Realtor to suggest the best improvements to get payback. Some pay more than others, dollar for dollar. Improvements can be a money maker.
Don't pinch pennies and live in the dark when selling. Clean the fixtures. Turn on every light. Add lamps to dark corners. Use max safe-wattage bulbs and leave all lights on during showings.
Few buyer turnoffs are more powerful than a dirty house. Ask for your Realtor's frank assessment. If you have pets, you likely don't smell them daily, but buyers will. Go the extra mile and get a pro in for deep cleaning. You don't have to do whole rooms. It's easier to freshen up key areas. Little but effective touches such as flowers out front, new and colorful accent pillows, as well as styling vignettes all help create excitement in buyers.
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Hasson Company Realtors
15400 SW Boones Ferry Road
Lake Oswego 97035