When you decide to sell your Danville home, you want to make sure you’re setting yourself up for success. Ideally, you’ll sell it quickly for the price you want, and there won’t be any unexpected stumbling blocks on your way to closing the sale.
There are a few things you need to do before you can begin attracting the best possible homebuyers. We’re sharing some tips with you today.
Fix Up the Property and Keep it Clean
First, make sure everything in the property is functional. It’s going to be difficult to sell a home that needs all new appliances or has a leaky roof. Get an inspector to take a thorough look at your property and make recommendations for what needs to be done before you can list it for sale. If you’ve been keeping up with maintenance throughout the time that you’ve owned the house, these projects shouldn’t be too difficult or expensive.
Once you are satisfied that everything functions properly, have the home thoroughly cleaned. If you continue to occupy the property while it’s on the market, you’ll need to pay attention to this part of the process. Keep your personal possessions put away and reduce the amount of clutter on counters, tables, and other surfaces. You want to be sure you’re creating a space that potential buyers can imagine living in.
Consider Cosmetic Upgrades
A few cosmetic updates can help you prepare your property for the sales market. Make sure it’s freshly painted, for example, and take a look at the floors. If you’ve had the same carpet for more than five years, consider replacing it. If your appliances are old and worn, think about installing newer energy-efficient appliances. These things will be huge selling points once your home is on the market. Update fixtures like faucets and drawer pulls. Install new lighting. None of these things are terribly expensive, but they’ll make a positive difference.
Pay Attention to Landscaping and Curb Appeal
First impressions are extremely important, especially in a competitive real estate market. You want your home to get the attention of buyers as soon as you list it. Create a welcoming and inviting environment. Make sure the yard is nicely landscaped and the grass is mowed. If there are shutters that need paint or window screens that should be replaced, do those things. Clean out the gutters, sweep any yard debris from the driveway and walkway, and make sure it looks like the type of home people would like to call their own.
Contact a Real Estate Agent
Once your home is ready for the market, it’s time to contact a real estate agent for help with marketing and showings. A good agent will offer advice on pricing, help you stage the home for showings, and let you know what to expect as interest is generated in your home. Get a real estate agent involved in the process as soon as possible – you’ll be able to access the tools and resources that a professional Realtor can provide.
We would be happy to help you sell your home, and to answer any questions that you might have as you’re preparing to get your home ready for the market. Please contact us at Stowers Real Estate.