Preparing Your Home to Sell

Well prepared homes sell – generally faster and for a higher sales price than unprepared homes.  You can set up your home to appeal to the greatest number of prospective buyers.  Your Fesette agent will provide you with tips and tricks to make your home show and photograph to its full potential.  Here are a few ways you can highlight your home’s strengths and downplay its weaknesses:

Curb Appeal

Buyers form a first impression of your home within seconds of arriving at your property.  From the lawn being mowed to the hedges trimmed, to a de-cluttered yard and a fresh looking entrance, curb appeal sets the stage for the rest of the showing.

Lighten and Brighten

A home that is clean and organized is more welcoming to a prospective buyer.  Ensure there is enough natural light – open newly freshened blinds, shades and curtains.  Replace burnt-out light bulbs and clean your light fixtures.

Maximize the Potential of Kitchen and Baths

It’s a well-known fact that kitchen and bathrooms sell homes.  From freshening the décor to changing out appliances, to simple fixes like a vase of fresh flowers or new bath linens, there is always something you can do to maximize the rooms’ potential.  Talk with your Fesette agent about the best options for your home.

De-Personalize and De-Clutter

Prospective buyers need to envision themselves owning your home.  Personal photographs, mementos and countless knickknacks make it difficult for people to see beyond your décor to the layout of the room itself.  Remove oversized or excess pieces of furniture to enhance the flow from room to room.

Revive Your Décor

The more up-to-date your décor and accents – think bedspreads, curtains and wall hangings – the more likely a buyer will feel your home has been well-cared for and updated as well.  Removing wallpaper and painting rooms neutral colors goes a long way to modernizing your home.  Remember, you are not making changes based on personal taste, your goal is to show your home at its best.