The spring real estate market is quickly approaching. With the market picking up, now is the best time to sell a home. Figuring out how to quickly prepare a home for the market is easier with a plan. Raleigh Cary Realty works with the homeowner(s) through every step in the selling process.
- Improving the landscaping: Landscaping makes a good first impression. The outside of the home is just as important as the inside. The lawn can show how much the homeowner cared for the property. Mowing the lawn and trimming the hedges can bring structure back to the yard. If the home lacks landscaping, make designated flower beds by planting bushes and green plants with mulch to finish the look. Having a well-manicured lawn instead of crabgrass and weeds impresses potential buyers.
- Removing furniture and personal items: Make rooms look bigger by removing excess furniture. Opening the shutters and blinds allows for more light to come in during staging photos. A stager provided by the realty company can highlight the best areas of the home by positioning furniture in rooms. Take down personal photos and accomplishment plaques, but keep décor that is not personal.
- Repairing small problems: If there is time, do small projects around the house that helps the overall impression of the home. For example, if the front door has faded paint, give it a new coat. All exterior and interior maintenance should occur before staging the home and taking photos for the website.
- Cleaning the home: Cleaning the home impresses potential buyers. A home that smells fresh and looks clean shows that the homeowner took care of the property. Replace air filters to trap the free floating dust in the air. Also, cleaning the carpets gets rid of pet related odors. Vacuuming, dusting, and mopping the floors throughout the process are the little things that helps to sell a home.
Raleigh Cary Realty has helped homeowners through the Triangle to sell their home. Let our team of realtors, stagers, and photographers highlight the best attributes of the home. Contact us today at (919) 439-0965 and visit our website.