There are five areas to address before you have your property listed on the market:
Curb Appeal. First impressions are hard to change! Make sure that your home shows off what is on the inside from a simple drive-by. When a home is well maintained from the outside and includes special finishing touches, then it will tell the buyer that the home is well cared for throughout.
Interior Updates. The little things really do matter. A mini-makeover can make a big difference.
Pre-Sale Inspections. Surprises can be great, unless they are found during a home inspection on a property that is under contract. The main focus for all parties involved in a home sale is to make it the closing, not just the contract. Decreasing/eliminating unwanted surprises can be achieved by completing a partial or full pre-sale home inspection. You can have the whole home inspected or just the main systems such as the roof, HVAC system, water heater etc.
The power of pre-sale inspections is that it can give you the piece of mind you need to put your home on the market knowing the health of your home and any challenges that need to be noted or addressed. If challenges do arise during an inspection, you can take care of these challenges at your own pace prior to listing your home rather than under the gun of the buyers. The other options would be to adjust the price of the the home accordingly and/or offer the buyers a Buyer Home Warranty. The Buyer Home Warranty can be a great selling point if you have multiple aging appliances or home systems.
Show Readiness.When getting ready to show your home, clean, decluttered and inviting is key! The way you show your home is just as important as the way you maintain your home. A great tip is to walk the home yourself, take some photos and see from a buyers’ prospective what is appealing and what is not. Renting a temporary storage unit maybe extremely helpful if your home is already a little crowded.
Finding the Right Realtor. In this competitive market, you will want to have a Realtor that you can truly trust with your investment. Typically, people find their Realtors by word of mouth, but make sure you do your own research as well. Your Realtor, should be knowledgeable of the market trends in your neighborhood/area. You will want to make sure that your home is marketed well and is updated according to the comps in your area. Your Realtor should also be reachable and responsive to make sure that business is taken care of in a timely manner and deadlines are met.
The peak season for home sales is coming up fast. If you would like to discuss putting your home on the market, we are here to help! Please feel free to give TJC Real Estate & Management Services a call at 303.324.6988 or send us an email at info@TJCRealEstate.com.
Brought to by Sondra Lockett, Marketing Coordinator for TJC Real Estate & Management Services
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