Here are some good habits to start now to prepare for the sale of your home:
- Be realistic about how much your home is worth: it’s common that most homeowners think their home is priceless or worth at least more than when you bought it, don’t make the mistake of placing an exaggerated price on the home and hoping that a buyer will bite
- Keep clutter from creeping in: it’s important for the potential buyers to see what it’s like to live in the home (without your stuff), be sure that buyers will poke their heads into your closets and cabinets, too!
- Banish bad smells: the most beautiful homes won’t sell if they smell like pets, mildew or last night’s dinner, it’s best to root out the source of any bad smells- not just mask them
- Keep your home show-ready at all times: it is worth your time because it may actually get you a few thousand dollars of selling power
- Keep your personal items and styles to a minimum: remove family photos, artwork and anything else that makes the home feel “homey” as the buyers want to see themselves in your home, not the other way around