The Power of Preparation

Staging – It is of the things of the utmost importance to have you properly stage your home. We will go through this information in person. It can be something as simple as slightly moving furniture or something as complicated as packing and storing items that are currently cluttering the house. We will discuss what needs to be done and determining if you will be taking the projects on yourself or if you will be hiring a Professional Stager.

The key to selling your home quickly and at the right price is in preparing it appropriately. Unfortunately, we don’t live in our home the same as we do when we are trying to sell it. I recommend starting to pack and put things away in boxes that can be stored in the garage or offsite. In every room, you will  need to go through and remove and pack away most personal items, so that when a prospective buyer comes through the home they can immediately look at the home and not be distracted ‘all the things’ in the house. In a perfect world, the house should look like a hotel room…rather sparse.

Here are some tips to help you get started:

  • Give home a thorough cleaning
  • Oil door hinges, tighten door knobs
  • Have carpets professionally cleaned, or replaced if damaged
  • Repair dripping faucets and leaky toilets
  • Replace all burned out light bulbs and clean all light fixtures
  • Repair defective light switches
  • Get rid of clutter both inside and out
  • Cut and edge grass
  • Trim hedges and weed gardens
  • Paint, fix or wash railings, steps, storm windows, screens and doors
  • Clean out the gutters
  • Wash the windows
  • Tidy up the garage
  • Paint, wash and fix garage doors and windows
  • Touch up all interior paint