ready for SOLD?

Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front, although that does help for the drive-by’s. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.You want to present the very best product you can.

go find your gloves..Just because you’ve gotten used to the sun faded exterior paint doesn’t mean a buyer will. Maybe you need to remove leaves off the roof and out of the gutters, clean the windows, spruce up the yard with foliage or pressure wash the house…then get it done. If you want the buyer to spend what your asking then put your best foot forward. A lot of things I see that need to be done are things we have simply let go, and that’s okay. Go dust off those work gloves you left in the shed. The return on your investment will out way the cost and sweat off your brow.

neutralize your stuff…You want buyers to see themselves in your home and not see you. If your living room has shelves of all your collectibles and personal photographs try reducing and minimizing those things. Replacing any bold color choices with something more neutral—beiges, tans, and whites. Repainting, reflooring will make everything look fresh and new, and help prospective buyers imagine all the possibilities. Sometimes all you need to do is get the 409 and a rag and start scrubbing.

got makeup…Once your house is clean and updated, it’s time to play dress up. Home stagers are okay but if your still living there stage with your things. Add small details and décor touches that will bring out the possibilities in the various spaces in your home: lamps, mirrors, throw rugs and pillows, flowers, decorative soaps and towels, patio furniture. Maybe change the furniture around. Home staging can be particularly useful if your home is especially old or if the exterior looks dated. Think of it as a little mascara and rouge—if it’s done right, you notice the beauty, not the makeup.

If you want me to come and look at your home please call or text me 813-312-3063. I will not give you a list of expensive things to do. We all don’t have money to throw at our home, we have kids, bills and food to buy. Most times the things we need to do are simple and we can do ourselves.

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