Selling your home may seem like a nightmare and while it can be overwhelming at times, the process can actually be enjoyable with the proper preparation. First and foremost, your property needs to appeal to the masses; a “For Sale” sign just won’t cut it these days. Prospective buyers need to be able to envision their lives in this home, and its your job to do whatever you can to entice them into wanting to explore further.

Your home should welcome people in, and it all starts with its curb appeal. As prospective buyers approach your home, they should not see overgrown grass and weeds, wondering if the home is being properly maintained. You can improve the exterior of your home by keeping up with the lawn care, ensuring your windows are grime- and fingerprint-free, and adding embellishments to make your home feel inviting.

An often overlooked element of your home’s appearance is how the property looks during evening hours. Many prospects will go “window shopping” at night, after they have rested up from the work day. You can ensure your home is aesthetically ready by making sure that the house number is clearly visible and turning on the porch and walkway lights as soon as the sun begins to set.

Making necessary repairs will also go a long way – especially when it comes to appealing to new buyers. Proper upkeep whether it is a cabinet, lighting fixture or faucet, will make your home more attractive. Buyers feel a sense of peace when they see that the home was well-maintained and are more apt to put in an offer right away.

For more assistance with preparing your home for sale, contact your realtor!


Posted by: Miki Leibowitz of Leibowitz Realty)