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Preparing Your Home for Sale: Do’s and Don’t from a Top Selling Realtor

Preparing your home to sell can be an exciting adventure.

It can also be downright exhausting!

When preparing your home to sell, here are just so many things that need to be done to ensure you get the best price for your most important investment. From finding a Realtor to upping its curb appeal, you will need to make smart choices if you want your home to sell quickly and at a desirable price.

At Troyce Gatewood and Partners, we are experts in helping sellers successfully sell their homes at the prices they desire. With an average on the market time of 14 days, you can rest assured that Troyce will pour herself into helping you sell your home quickly and easily.

Thinking of preparing your home to sell?

Here are some do’s and don’ts!

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Preparing Your Home for Sell

DO understand the importance of curb appeal.

Like any first impression, you know you only get one chance to make a good one. Make sure your home’s first impression is a positive, memorable one that sits with potential buyers.

DON’T skirt over small details.

Make sure your porch lights and doorbell work, clean away the cobwebs, repaint your door so it freshens up the face of your home. These tiny details may seem inconsequential to you, but to a potential buyer they could mean the difference between your home and the one for sale up the street.

DO declutter.

Pack up everything you can live without and get it out of sight. Rent a storage unit if necessary to hold your belongings until you sell and can move.

DON’T leave personal items around.

Photos of your family and other knickknacks and mementos are cluttering and they also make it difficult for potential buyers to imagine themselves in your home. As precious as they are to you, be sure to tuck those items away while your home is on the market.

DO invest in a professional cleaning service.

And make it thorough so they can get all of the nooks and crannies you likely miss on your weekly cleans.

DON’T show your home messy.

It can be exhausting to keep your home showing ready at all times, but it’s imperative if you want to sell quickly.

DO service the systems in your home.

Call in professionals to service your heating and AC units. Check all of your smoke detectors and install new, tamper resistant, ones if possible. You want to make sure you home is ready for inspection.

DON’T think the inspector will miss things.

It’s unlikely that your trained inspector is going to overlook much in your home. It’s their job to find issues, so prepare yourself in advance by addressing as many of them as possible before the inspection time comes.

DO stage your home.

You want your buyers to be wowed when they enter and to feel like this home is the best home they’ve seen. That’s why Troyce works so hard to ensure the homes she sells are stylishly decorated. Potential buyers leave the home truly being able to imagine their lives inside of the home.

DON’T forget the importance of pricing it right.

Work with your Realtor to come up with a price that will make your house easier to sell. Your Realtor knows the local market and can guide you towards a price that will be the most beneficial for you. Overpricing your home is a sure way to make it rack up days on the market. You want to hit the sweet spot with your price and your Realtor can help make sure you do just that.

Looking for an award winning Realtor to help you sell your home? Troyce Gatewood, a ReMax hall of famer for reaching over 1 million in commissions, is the perfect choice to help you sell your home. Set up an appointment today!

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