Thinking About Selling? Where to Start?!1/19/2021
Now that you’ve decided to put your home on the market, and the overwhelm is setting in you may be asking yourself “Where do I start?” Here are a few guidelines to follow to get your home sold faster and for more money. Hi, I’m Lesli with Lesli Koontz Real Estate brokered by Vista Sotheby’s International Realty here in the South Bay. Working with sellers in Redondo Beach 90277 and 90278, I understand the overwhelm. I have found that by having a plan to follow, you can better prepare your home for those house hunters and reduce your stress.
The first thing you can do is a big one and everyone needs to do it in some manner and that is to declutter and deep clean your home. This can be a long process, but the sooner you start the better. Take a really good look at each room and pack up anything that you won’t need for the next few months. This includes any personal items including pictures. And remember, you’ve got to move the stuff anyway, so you’re getting a head start.
Second, you want to make sure that your home is squeaky clean. By decluttering and cleaning your home, it will look much bigger and brighter. Keep in mind, if a buyer sees a dirty home they may think that the home hasn’t been well cared for and we don't want to give buyers any reason to look elsewhere. Help your home shine to prospective buyers by polishing any hardware like doorknobs or handles on your cabinets and making sure that those floors shine by deep cleaning the grout.
The next thing - finish any of those little projects you started but didn’t complete and be sure that structural or mechanical items are in working order. That would be items like your air conditioner, heater, and water heater. And, if your home hasn’t had a fresh coat of paint on those walls for a while, you may want to consider painting. Although you may really love your purple kitchen, it may make your kitchen look like a cave to a prospective buyer.
These are a few tips to get you started on the inside, but I also want you to think about creating a great first impression and this starts even earlier bringing me to the fourth thing on the agenda - CURB APPEAL. To learn more about this and for more practical steps to take when preparing to sell, check back for my next blog and/or video. I’m going to take you through the steps you need to take to sell your home faster and for more money. For more information feel free to call – I’m happy to help.