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Ready To Sell: Preparation 101 For Home Sellers

Tuesday, March 26, 2024   /   by Wendelen Rodriguez

Ready To Sell: Preparation 101 For Home Sellers

Preparation 101: Budget-Friendly Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale

Now that you made the decision to sell your home, what's next? Nerves and emotions can sometimes steer you into overlooking some very important details. First and foremost, find a trusted realtor in your area. You want to present your home in the best light to attract potential buyers and finding that local realtor to help you do just that IS IMPORTANT! 

Depending on the condition of your home, there may be some areas that you can improve to enhance your home's appeal and increase its market value. Fortunately, there are several cost-effective ways to do so without breaking the bank. 

  1. Declutter and Depersonalize: Remove excess clutter and personal items from your home. This will help buyers envision themselves living in the space, rooms will appear larger and more inviting. 
  2. Deep Clean: A good thorough cleaning can work wonders in making your home look well-maintained. Pay special attention to high use spaces like kitchen and bathrooms.
  3. Get Your Curb Appeal On: First impressions matter so make the exterior of your home as inviting as the interior. Clean up your front door, hang a seasonal wreath, and lay down a welcome mat. Mow the lawn, trim trees or bushes, and get those weeds out of there. You may also want to consider a fresh coat of paint if it works within your budget. 
  4. Fix Minor Repairs: Attend to minor repairs such as leaky faucets, squeaky doors, or chipped paint. Don't forget to replace batteries in your smoke detector (no one wants to hear the chirping) and replace light bulbs with fresh vibrant lighting. 
  5. Update Hardware: Replace outdated or broken hardware, drawer pulls, and light switch covers. This can give your home a clean modern look without major costs. 
  6. Home Staging: Refer to your realtor if home staging is right for your home. Proper home staging can help buyers visualize the potential space. If home staging is not in your budget, rearranging your furniture with tasteful decor to create an open inviting layout is your next best option. 
  7. Maximize Storage Space: Buyers are often looking for ample storage. Clear out closets and cabinets to show off the most storage space available. I understand that may not be an option if you are still living in the home, but do the best you can. 
Preparing your home for sale doesn't have to be expensive. By focusing on these budget-friendly tips and a little elbow grease, you can enhance your home's appeal and increase its chances of selling quickly and at a favorable price. 

For more tips, a home valuation, or if you would like to meet with me personally to list your home, contact me at (559) 307-9809. 

Sincerely, 

Your Local Realtor
Wendelen Rodriguez, DRE#020207474
(559) 307-9809

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Iron Key Real Estate
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