Along with the Spring season each year, also comes new properties on the market for sale. This means that for those very eager home sellers comes time to roll-up their sleeves and get to work in hopes of receiving the optimum paycheck for their properties. And what exactly does this mean? Well, here are a few tips that I found very helpful written by William Hayes on My Realty Times, Real Estate News and Advise.
First thing’s first, although we continue to be in a seller’s market with many buyers ready to set their highest and best offers at your dining room table, the expectations of a well maintained home still lives on. Even the simplest of a handyman task, such as a loose faucet or a stained bathtub can be offsetting to a home buyer and affect the numbers on the offer. If you have this problem, visit your local home improvement store such a Home Depot or Lowes who have plenty of resources and trained staff to assist you with your questions and overall project needs. And if you are located in the Tampa Bay area and would like a little more personalized assistance, remember that National Asset Protection Agency is only a call away, ready to get to work, and can be reached at (813) 699-4250.
Secondly, don't forget to remove the clutter. Although this may seem as a taunting task it is one of the first things that many home buyers will notice as they walk through your home, which could prevent them from envisioning the entertaining potential of your large open backyard patio due to the hovering boxes on each corner. To prevent this from happening, make sure to get any unnecessary items and large pieces of furniture out of your home the monthly leading to your home being placed on the market for sell, to create an inviting and friendly atmosphere from the time all prospective buyers walk in door.
Lastly and ultimately, it’s time to let go! Now, although you may enjoy seeing your eight year old’s toothless picture as you walk into your living room or your walls plastered with pictures of your pet chiguagua, your potential buyer may not. Therefore, clear anything that does not allow them to make this space theirs now- and in the future.