prior. This process takes time, and a stress-free selling experience requires some elbow grease.
- Your home needs to be ready to show. You may be asking yourself where to start and staging a home can be incredibly stressful. It might be beneficial to bring in consultants and/or stagers to professionally arrange your home in a way that will attract potential buyers.
- Do a pre-purge. Before your home is ready to be shown to potential buyers, you need to do a cleaning and decluttering. People will be looking through your cabinets and closets, and if they are messy and unorganized, it can turn them away. Putting things in storage that you might need in your next home can be helpful.
- Consider an early inspection. This means having an inspector come in and identify things that could be potential issues later in the process. By getting a head start and addressing them before putting your home on the market, you are setting yourself up for a much smoother transaction.
- Bring in a fresh pair of eyes. Recruit a family member or friend to check out your home after you’ve done all your preparation can be helpful. Be sure to pick the person you know will tell it like it is. Honesty is the key to success!