One of the most important part of selling your home is preparing it for the sale. Many home owners and real estate agents alike, make the mistake of not putting enough effort and forethought into preparation. Instead they worry about getting it sold quickly and get caught up in the numbers and how much their home is worth.
One very important step in preparation is making sure that the very first thing they see when the pull into your driveway is appealing to the eyes. When I want to sell a house I always make sure to tidy up the lawn first by calling up my local Nashville Lawn Care company and getting all of the hedges trimmed, trees mulched, and the lawn freshly cut.
I also have a company that I can call for any other big tasks like tree and stump removal, or serious landscaping jobs like leveling hills etc… The more visually appealing you can make a home, the faster you will sell it for asking price.
It is very important to pay attention to small details. Are there any issues like damage siding? Does anything need to be pressure washed on the exterior of the house? Are there any unnecessary items that clutter up the lawn or deck? These small nuances can determine how much and how quickly you sell your home.
Let’s go inside. The first question to ask yourself is upon entering my house can my potential buyer easily see themselves moving in? The little things that we tend to overlook, like old plants that are withered, old furniture that look dingy and musky, cluttered living areas with personal belongings, can really put a nail in the deal from the start.
You can’t expect people to imagine how your home would look without the clutter, clean it up, make it look as presentable as possible and remember if it doesn’t look inviting to you, it probably won’t be inviting for a buyer either.
Even if you have the best selling techniques and you know exactly what to say and how to close people into a mutually beneficial deal, the strongest negotiation skills mean nothing if the buyer doesn’t first develop a desire for what you’re selling. Start with proper preparation first and you’ll get the results you want and need.