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3 Ways Realtors Prepare a Home for Sale Before It Goes on the Market

When considering selling a home in Raleigh, be prepared to put in some work to get the right price. When working with the realtors at Raleigh Cary Realty, our team helps prepare every home before it goes on the market.Homes with Great Kitchens

But, for those who want to know what goes into the process before contacting us, peruse this checklist of things to do in preparation. Some of these tips are surprisingly easy, while others might require a bit more elbow grease.

3 things we work with all Raleigh homeowners on before they list their home for sale is:

  1. Curb Appeal: Buyers will judge the book by its cover! Make sure the first thing prospective buyers see makes them want to see more. By investing some effort in relatively easy fixes like planting colorful flowers and repainting the front door, the outside of a house can beckon them to come on in.
  2. Clean, Fix and Declutter: Its common sense to clean everything down to the windows, and fix loose handles etc.  But, also consider less is definitely more!  Declutter the obvious living space, but also behind closed doors: closets, drawers, and cupboards—since virtually nothing is off-limits for curious buyers.
  3. Depersonalize the Home: Remove any distractions so the buyers can visualize themselves and their family living in the property; that includes neutralizing the paint, not having too many pictures or personal items out while at the same time making it feel like a home. The goal is to provide a ‘blank canvas’ to which buyers can project their own vision and new memories.

Understand what things real estate agents should be doing for home sellers.  Increase the chances of making the right choice in picking a real estate agent by contacting Raleigh Cary Realty. We are positive you will be a happy camper!

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