How To Get Your Phoenix-Ahwatukee-Foothills Home Ready For Sale
How To Get Your Home Ready For Sale
Hi, I’m Allen Henderson, the Broker at Henderson Real Estate. Today I am here to answer the question, “What do I have to do to get my home in Ahwatukee-Foothills Home Ready For Sale?”
If you have been thinking of selling your home, you have probably already started making a list of things you need to do to get it ready for showing. You might not have much to do or you may have a lot of projects. If your objective is to get the highest price possible for your property, you have to make your property shine.
Buyers will make offers on the best property they see during their home search. You want your property to be the best one they see. So how do you make it the best property they see on the day they make an offer?
• First, you have to make any repairs that are required. If you have paint that is peeling, carpets that are stained or even cracks in the ceiling, savvy buyers will think you didn’t take care of your house. These minor deficiencies are exaggerated in the mind of the buyer and they will move on to the next best property, without making an offer on your property. Be sure to go through your property with your real estate professional to determine the repairs that must be made.
• Second, staging your home is critical and staging starts at the curb. The buyers will start formulating opinions about your home as soon as they first see it, which is from the curb. That first impression can make or break their opinion about your home. You have to make their first impression as appealing as possible. Make sure the grass is cut and shrubs and trees are trimmed. Plant some flowers or have flower pots. The front door is critical. Make sure your door is freshly painted or refinished. In the interior, make it look like model home. Remove any clutter and your personal items and make it look as much like a model home as possible. You want the buyers to be able to visualize their furnishings in the property and feel like they can move right in and start living.
• Third, make any cosmetic changes that need to be made. Touch up all paint or repaint rooms that need it. I know your son or daughter loved that black or bright red wall in their bedroom, but paint it a neutral color. Some buyers will not be able to see beyond it. You don’t want to give them any reason to move on to the next property. We know that every home is unique. if you have any questions or if you would like to have a free professional consultation to help you determine what needs to be done to make your home shine, call me at 480-392-2090. You might even want to consider a home inspection before you list. After over twenty years of listing and selling properties, we recommend that home sellers have a home inspection before they list. Click the link to my left to watch a quick video that explains why a home inspection is a wise investment for a home seller. If you enjoyed this video, please give it a like. If you have a friend or family member who is planning to sell a property and who might benefit from seeing this video, please share it with them. If you would like to see more of our weekly updates, please click the subscribe button over there in your lower right corner and please be sure to click the bell to be informed when they arrive. Thank you for watching!