• January 22, 2018

Tell Me It’s Pretty!


Tell Me It’s Pretty!

There are plenty of steps to selling a house, and a significant amount of them falls on the sellers. A simple vacuum and window washing session isn’t enough to be buyer friendly. Part of what may need to take into consideration is if anything needs replacing, for instance, carpets, windows, or appliances. There’s also deciding on if you want a new paint job, maybe for both interior and exterior, and cleaning up all the clutter that is still floating around and unboxed.

It’s a lot, but don’t get too overwhelmed just yet. These kinds of details need to happen one step at a time. It’s not good to have too many projects going at once, at the risk of each of them having subpar results. Luckily, there are some details of home selling that can easily be finished. One of the biggest one’s is creating a space that buyers can see themselves living in.

How do you do that? Well, there are a couple of ways.

  1. Remove Family Pictures, Trophies, Memorabilia, etc.
  • People that come to view your home want to be able to envision themselves in the space, just as much as you have. Leaving your children’s crayon pictures on the fridge and having souvenirs you got from your Bahaman cruise on the mantle, isn’t the best strategy. It will cause buyers to get distracted and focus less on the positive selling points on the home. Even if you temporarily put them in boxes in storage, it’s better to leave a house as clean and empty as possible.
  1. Fresh, Neutral Paint
  • Considering re-painting the walls? That probably is a great idea. A blue or green wall is too over personalized and may only appeal to your eye. Allow the walls to have more earthy, light tones, this gives the buyers a clean canvas appeal. Another bonus is that, in some cases, it can even help make the rooms appear brighter and bigger.
  1. Take Care of the Smaller Details
  • Is that leaky faucet in the kitchen not fixed? Then grab your wrench. Are there stains in the carpet? Get a sturdy carpet cleaner and erase as much as you can, or consider getting a small area rug. Tighten loose bolts, fix chipped tiles, and ensure your appliances are in working order, in case the buyer wants to try them out. They shouldn’t be concerned with the minor fixer-uppers that you may have chosen to ignore. While larger issues will take time, and require more professional handling, these small changes can quickly turn the state of your home around.

Selling a home is a long process and shouldn’t be started too late. You need to allow yourself time to make your space as beautiful and comfortable as possible. Remember, the buyers have their own real estate stresses that require attention. It is possible to make the whole process easier for everyone involved with your efforts, no matter how small!

Stress is one of the largest concerns when selling a home. Staging, managing finances and documents, and simultaneously juggling the rest of your life can be completely draining. However, one thing is certain about selling your home: it’s a lot easier when you have a solid real estate agent to handle it. Remember, No-One Works Harder to Sell your Home more than Joe! Contact Joe today by calling 813-908-7293 or visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/