5 Projects To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

Dated: March 16 2017

Views: 809

Image title

Whether your home is in Nyack, PalisadesTomkins Cove, Suffern, or anywhere between these points, a little effort prior to putting it on the market will go a long way toward a quick sale at a good price. 

Take a look around your home as if you are seeing it for the first time. What would stop you from buying it again? How can you put your home's "best face" forward so others can see its appeal and value? Here are 5 things to do in preparation.

1. Improve the Curb Appeal. Make sure people can get to the front door without having to walk on the grass. Trim all the bushes, re-mulch the beds, remove any dead plants and trees, and, if need be, paint the front door and trim.

2. Get a Home Inspection. It might sound silly -- aren't Home Inspections for the buyers? But, being "forewarned" is being "forearmed." This way you know of any possible issues that may come up and can remedy them before putting the house on the  market. Or you will know to expect any issues to affect the final price of your home.

3. Clean or Replace Flooring and Paint Walls/Trim. Nothing drops the value of a house faster than dirty carpets and worn floors. Buyers look at them and see $$ that they will need to spend replacing/repairing flooring.  Also, if your walls are a new, trendy, vibrant color, you will likely want to repaint to a more neutral hue. Make sure the trim work is clean. Repaint it, if need be.

4. Tackle the Basement, Attic, and Garage. If you are like most people, the things you don't want to contemplate or deal with, end up in one of these locales. Buyers don't want to see the clutter. So, since you are going to move anyway, go through it, organize it, donate it, dispose of it, or pack it up for the move and enjoy the added space in the meantime.

5. Consult a Stager. A professional stager can create a plan that can help buyers see themselves in the house. They will assess many things, including curb appeal, interior flow, closets, bookcases, media cabinets, flooring, and more. They will recommend things like neutralizing outdated decor, removing old furnishings, updating lighting, and other things that will help the buyers see your house it its very best light.

Doing these things before the house is put on the market allows you and your agent to present the property in its very best light and to create the kind of first impression that has the offers coming in quickly. 


 

Blog author image

Diane Mitchell

I am a Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker and work full time helping people to achieve their dreams of home ownership or their dreams of selling their home or both. I love working with buyers and s....

Want to Advertise on this Site?

Latest Blog Posts

May 16 2022 1892 1

Are There More Homes Coming to the Market?According to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), one of the top challenges buyers face in today’s 

Read More

Mar 8 2022 1892 1

Why It’s Critical To Price Your House RightWhen you make a move, you want to sell your house for the highest price possible. That might be why many homeowners are eager to list in’

Read More

Corn Mazes Near Nyack

I don't know about you, but the mere thought of being in a corn maze gives me an anxiety attack! But, for those who are interested, there are a couple mazes within an hour drive of Nyack. They are:

Read More

Fall Apples And Apple Cider Vinegar

Fall is my favorite season in Nyack and everywhere else. The cool, crisp air and the fresh apples have always been the best parts of the season for me. And, now I've learned how to make my own Apple

Read More
Fair Housing Icon NY Fair Housing Notice