Experienced realtors know that a well-staged home can make it more attractive when potential buyers visit. And if buyers feel your home is well cared for, it just might sell faster and for a higher price. The following tips can help your open house close the sale.
Decide what to invest in first. There is a big cost difference between an extensive renovation, like adding a bathroom or installing a new roof, and inexpensive “touch-ups,” such as putting new knobs on cabinets and a fresh coat of neutral paint in the living room. Allegacy Realty is familiar with buyers’ expectations in your neighborhood, so don’t hesitate to ask us for advice.
Start outside next. If your curb appeal looks good, people will want to see what’s on the inside. Manicure the lawn, trim the bushes, water regularly, fix gutters and plant some flowers. And create a “Welcome” feeling at the front door with a fresh coat of paint. Check the foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios for cracks and crumbling.
Make kitchens and bathrooms look modern and bright. Make sure they are clean and odor-free. Another fresh coat of paint can help. Fix leaky faucets.
Remove room clutter. Thoroughly clean every room and remove clutter to make your house appear bigger. Consider renting a storage garage to remove some furniture for a more spacious look.
Do simple things. Replace all burned-out light bulbs, open all drapes and blinds, take pets to a neighbor, clean or replace dirty or worn carpets and put on soft music.
For more information on how Allegacy Realty can help you sell your home quickly and easily, give us a call at 336.774.3700. Plus, we’ll explain how members are eligible for our commission rebate. You could save over $1,000 on a home that sells for $175,000!*
*Amounts vary according to agent commission rates. Terms and conditions apply. Must be an Allegacy member with qualifying services.