Prepare your home before you list!
Sellers need to do all they can to market their home - including staging to attract and "wow" potential buyers. Kate Hart, one of America's top home stagers, says "attention to detail throughout the house can make the difference between a house that sells and one that sits on the market."
Below are some easy, effective home improvements that can make a big change without breaking the bank.
CURB APPEAL: First impressions are everything especially in today's market. Take care of any exterior maintenance issues before a buyer arrives. Simple improvements like polishing the front door hardware, keeping the entrance area swept and trimming bushes add eye appeal.
KITCHEN: If needed, give your kitchen a mini facelift on a budget by adding new hardware and possibly painting the cabinets.
BEDROOMS: Keep these rooms uncluttered.
DINING ROOM: Keep this room uncluttered so buyers can imagine how they can enjoy this space with their families.
LIVING ROOM & FAMILY ROOM: Make sure you are selling your space and not your stuff.
Make your fireplace or great view in these rooms the selling feature. Rearrange your room to showcase the architectural focal point.
It's important to complete your improvements before your home goes on the market since you never have a second chance to make a first impression.
Once the sign goes up, you need to maintain the clean, uncluttered look because you never know when you'll have a showing. It just takes one buyer to buy your home.