How to prepare your home for sale? What are your responsibilities as a seller when selling your home? When it comes to selling your home, the planning process starts long before the actual sale occurs. Many sellers start to think about selling years before they actually pull the trigger, the main reason being the house has to show in the best light possible once it hits the market so the house needs to be “market ready” What does market ready mean; it means taking a critical eye and looking at the home inside and outside. Being market ready will help you sell your home quickly and for the best price. 

A seller is responsible financially for all the preparation of their home. However, a talented Realtor can help you determine what updates and improvements are going to be the best investments to get the best return when you sell. A big perk to my sellers is my access to quality vendors who can turn around projects quickly & stay within budget. I also encourage my sellers to stage their home. A stager will come in and help the seller see the vision of the “market ready“ home. My staging professional will generate a staging report with room by room instructions to follow when preparing the home. The staging consultation is free for all of my sellers. 

Does your home have eye popping curb appeal? If not, take the steps necessary to make it appealing. How does the kitchen look and how do the bathrooms look? These are key rooms that buyers will be evaluating when they are looking at and considering an offer on your home.

It is your responsibility as a seller to;

Thoroughly clean out your home or hire a maid to clean the home before the home is staged

Paint your home inside and outside

Update or replace flooring

Make lighting changes

Repair systems in your home  

Upgrade places like kitchens and baths

Maintain your yard

Preparing your home for sale can increase its value, shorten the selling process, and make you more money! It is important to bring in your Realtor as early as possible so that you can come up with a plan that works with your timeline to maximize profits and reduce headaches! Reach out to me today if you want to sell in a year or more!