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Before You Sell and "Right-Size" Your Life

So you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, and you want to make sure you’re going to get the best return on your investment. These tips should help!

We know, selling homes is second nature to us as we’ve been doing it for a while now. But we understand sellers haven’t and that can make you nervous, and of course, you’re nervous, it’s a big deal!

It’s important to make a great first impression when a buyer arrives at your home. So, let’s talk about Curb Appeal. The best thing that you can do is clean the front of your house. We know it is winter so power washing is out, but you can make sure your sidewalk, driveway, and walkways are clear of snow and dirt.

You also want to pay attention to the front door. As an agent, it takes a few seconds for me to open the lockbox, and this gives the buyer a chance to really look at your entryway while they are waiting. Take a moment to make sure there isn’t any peeling paint on the door or cobwebs around the lights.

The next step is to work with your agent on staging your home, 77% of buyer’s agents said that a staged home makes it easier for buyers to visualize themselves living in it. Staging will help your home stand out against the competition by showcasing the best features of your home for prospective buyers. Also, research shows that professionally staged homes can sell for as much as 10% more than homes that aren’t staged. If you are selling your home with A&J Realty Partners, we offer our sellers a free staging consultation.

Now that you’ve gotten your home ready, you will want to get professional photos of your home. According to the National Association of Realtors, 90% of buyers search online and 85% say the photos are the most important factor in deciding which homes to view. So professional pictures are a must in your preparation.

Lastly, now that your home is all ready for buyers, you need to have a showing plan. Talk to your Grand Rapids area agent about setting up blocks of time or specific hours for showings. Although you may still need to leave at a moment’s notice. A few things you can do to prepare for that are plan simpler meals for easy cleanup, have a bug-out bag ready with everything you need so you can just grab it and go, and plan outdoor activities. Also, make sure to find a place for your pets during showings, maybe family or a good friend could take care of them.

These steps will help you in selling your home faster and for more money. For more information feel free to call us here, A&J Realty Partners with Key Realty. We are your 49525 and Grand Rapids area real estate experts! And remember, we’re here to help you fulfill your dreams no matter the size!

Hi, there!

We're April and Jean and we love helping people get into a home that fits their lifestyle. We call it "Right-Sizing", whether that is moving up to a bigger home or downsizing into something smaller. Let us know how we can help you make your real estate dreams come true. 

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Hi, there!

We're April and Jean and we love helping people get into a home that fits their lifestyle. We call it "Right-Sizing", whether that is moving up to a bigger home or downsizing into something smaller. Let us know how we can help you make your real estate dreams come true. 

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