Now that you have decided to put your home on the market, and the overwhelm is setting in and are you asking yourself “Where do I start?”
Here are a few guidelines to follow to get your home sold faster and for more money. We’ve helped many sellers in the Grand Rapids Area to sell their homes and we understand the overwhelm. We have found that by having a plan to follow, you can better prepare your home for those house hunters.
The first thing you can do is a big one and everyone needs to do it in some manner and that is to declutter and deep clean your home. This can be a long process, but the sooner you start the better. Take a really good look at each room, and pack up anything that you won’t need for the next few months. This includes any personal items including pictures. And remember, you’ve got to move the stuff anyways, so you’re getting a head start.
Next, you want to make sure that your home is spic and span clean. By decluttering and cleaning your home, it will look much bigger and brighter. Also, when a buyer sees an untidy home they feel that the home may not have been well kept and we don’t want to give buyers any reason to look elsewhere.
Help your home shine to prospective buyers by polishing any hardware like doorknobs or handles on your cabinets and making sure that those floors shine by deep cleaning the grout. You also want to finish any of those little projects you started but didn’t get around to finishing. Be sure that structural or mechanical items like air conditioning and water heaters are in working order.
If your home hasn’t had a fresh coat of paint on those walls for a while, you may want to consider painting. Although you may really like that purple kitchen, it may make your kitchen look like a cave to a prospective buyer. These are some great tips for the inside, we want you to think about creating a great first impression. This brings us to the CURB APPEAL. These steps will help you in selling your home faster and for more money.
To learn more about this and for more practical steps you need to think about when selling, contact us at A&J Realty Partners brokered by Key Realty. We are your Grand Rapids area real estate experts! And remember we are here to help you fulfill your dreams no matter the size!
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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