Selling your home does not just mean hiring an agent to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.
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Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and the rattles in the radiators doesn’t mean a buyer will too. If you have hardwood floors that need refinishing, get it done; hardwoods are a huge selling point. Buyers like to snoop around, so be sure to fix any sticky doors or drawers as well. Finally, don’t forget to address any issues with the exterior such as fences, shingles, sidewalks, etc. After all, without curb appeal, some buyers may never want to see the inside.
You want buyers to see themselves in your Columbus home. If your living room has lime green shag, wood-paneled walls, and all your collectibles and personal photographs, this will be much harder for them to do. Try replacing any bold color choices in your floors and walls with something more neutral such as beiges, grays, and whites. Repainting and re-flooring will make everything look fresh and new, and it will help prospective buyers imagine all the possibilities.
Once your house is clean and updated, it’s time to play dress-up. Home stagers can add small details and décor touches that will bring out the possibilities in the various spaces in your home: lamps, mirrors, throw rugs and pillows, flowers, decorative soaps and towels, and patio furniture. Home staging can be particularly useful if your home is especially old or if the exterior looks dated. Think of it as a little mascara and rouge – if it’s done right, you notice the beauty, not the makeup.
Contact me, REALTOR® Rita Boswell, to find out how I help my sellers get their homes beautifully staged so they can sell quickly and for top dollar!