Now that spring is here and you are ready to put your house on the market you are probably wondering if your house needs a quick pick-me-up. And it probably does. The question of how to prepare your home for sale is one that happens at every consultation appointment we do at Spoon Real Estate. You have spent however many years you have lived in your home making it personally reflect your personality, tastes, and interests. Now, the goal is simple: reverse all that you have done! Not quite. Of course, if you want your home to sell quickly and for the best price possible, you will definitely want to do your homework on preparing to sell.
My suggestion is simple: neutralize the decor, neutralize the odors in your home, and neutralize and problem areas. Wow! This is work. Yes, it is, however, in the end a little hard work on the front end will save you time and money in the end. How do you neutralize your home?
- Make sure your wall colors and accent colors are capable of going with lots of peoples things. If you have a lot of strong color in your home, try to tone it down with more neutral accessories.
- My house doesn’t smell you might say. 80% of all complaints potential buyers make about homes they see has to do with smoking odors, pet odors, cooking odors, and mildew odors. WOW!
- Have someone give you an honest opinion and take the necessary steps. It might involve leaving Fido out in the garage or limiting his movement in the house to the mud room until the sale is complete.
- You might check out hgtv.com for more helpful hints OR call your Spoon Real Estate agent to discuss what you might do to prepare your home for sale. We have many wonderful resources available to help out and tons of experience.
Happy Staging for the spring market!