It’s that time of year again; just like the weather, the market is heating up. If you are thinking of selling your home you must be sure that it is show-ready to impress potential buyers. There are a lot of common misconceptions about what you should or shouldn’t do to prepare for going on the market, so here is a quick list to get you started on making the interior of your home stand out. (If you missed last week’s blog about improving the exterior of your home, click here to read it now.)
DO have your home professionally cleaned
Give yourself a treat and have professionals take care of the cleaning. This ensures your home will look its very best for potential buyers, and you will have peace of mind knowing you didn’t miss anything. Worried about the extra cost? The Laue Team offers a complimentary house cleaning with every new listing!
DON’T make improvements based on personal preference
Future buyers may not value certain improvements as much as you do.
If your goal is to make your home more valuable and attractive to potential buyers, be sure to do your research and choose your new paint and fixtures accordingly. Your real estate agent is an excellent resource for this kind of information.
DO get advice on proper staging
Potential buyers must be able to picture themselves living in your home, so staging for showings is one of the most important steps in the listing process. Listing a home is very different than living in it, and a show-ready home is rarely practical in day-to-day life. Be sure to have your agent walk through your home with you and point out what steps you need to take to properly prepare your home.
DON’T wait to list
Summer is an excellent time to list and often attracts the largest buyer pool. If you are thinking about buying or selling your home reach out to The Laue Team today!