If you are planning to move, now is the time to put your home on the market. Spring is a big buying season. Buyers are searching for homes and they are ready to purchase. However, the properties have to be priced right, look good and be nearly move in ready with little repair or refreshing.
Prepare your home for visitors, making your home desirable and inviting, from the outside to inside. Expect your home to be seen at all reasonable times. Keep the yard mowed and bushes trimmed. Curb appeal is the best invitation to a buyer, your homes first impression. Inside keep personal items in a small area, for example, put toiletries in a basket that can be put away with short notice. Buyers want to envision their items in your house, not look at photos of your family members and your personal trinkets.
Since you are planning to move anyway, pack up items you never use and put them in storage or in the garage. This is part of ‘staging’ and it really makes a difference when your home is shown. Keep the home clean and keep the decorations simple.
Make your home welcome. We all have pets, indoors and outdoors. But all buyers don’t have pets. In fact, leaving pets inside during a showing can greatly hinder your chances of selling your home. Barking dogs in kennels and the cat’s litterbox are not inviting. Try to take your dog for a walk or put with a sitter when you know the home is going to be shown. Cover litter boxes with a top and make sure all the pet food is up off the floor.
Repair or refresh any damaged or unattended items in your home. Start with the kitchen drawers, clean them of hardly used items and refresh with new drawer liners. Clean ceiling fans and put light bulbs in all the lights. Turn the lights all on when you know the house will be shown. Simple things mean a lot.
The best way to sell your home is to choose a REALTOR© to represent and sell your property. Selecting a local agent who knows the market and who knows or lives in the community is important. They will know what is for sale and which homes are in competition with your home. Most importantly a knowledgeable agent will help you price your home properly. Pricing it too high, in the beginning, can delay your sale by months or years.
At Azalea Real Estate Agency our real estate professionals meet all these requirements. Most of the agents live locally and know the area from Mobile to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We market your property to thousands of potential purchasers with a combination of internet, social media, multiple listing service providers and local advertising.
Why not take advantage of our years of sales and marketing experience? Call us at
251-865-4266 or come by and visit. We will be happy to advise you on all your real estate needs. Read more tips for sellers and buyers at www.grandbayhomesandland.com