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You made the decision to sell your home… Now what?

So, you’ve decided to sell your home and now you’re wondering what to do to get your home prepared so that you’re able to achieve the highest

amount possible for your home. Preparing to sell your home can be overwhelming when thinking of everything involved. Your first step should be to make a checklist of everything you need to do. Consulting with your Realtor would be an excellent place to start. Having your Realtor as a secondary opinion, is just a great idea because they’re not emotionally invested in your home the way you might be. Because of this, they’ll be able to provide a more objective view of the things that are important from a buyer’s point of view.

Once you’re past the planning stage, a good first step of action would be to declutter your home and get rid of the things that you no longer need. Not only does this make keeping your home tidy and pleasantly staged for potential buyers throughout the selling process, but it’s also a good idea so that when you’re ready to move, you have less to do. After purging the things you no longer need, take some time and organize what you have left. Don’t forget that many of the things in your home can be donated (which can even be written off on your taxes). After the purge, you should do a deep clean or

hire a cleaning company to come in and give the home a thorough scrub from top to bottom. Don’t forget to tidy up the outside of your home as well! This will be the very first impression of your home when a potential buyer views the house for the first time. With most of the things that can be seen immediately have been taken care, you should look at what needs to be repaired inside and outside of the home. If anything is found or already known, you can do the repairs yourself or hire someone to do them for you. A great suggestion would be to have a pre-home inspection and let a professional home inspector look over everything.

It is important that it does not look like you didn’t take care of these things. Sometimes when we’re living in our homes, we can get used to the little things that need repair. Because of this, we often look over it and may think that it’s not that important to fix. Well that creaky door, old paint job, or leaky faucet may cause a buyer to walk away. Most people aren’t looking to purchase problems… Would you?

Now you are ready to list you home, make sure you keep the home clean, fragrant and staged so that it is aesthetically pleasing for when potential buyers are ready to view your home. First impressions matter and are usually the ones that remain with buyers for the longest. You're entire goal is to have

somebody literally go "Wow". All the steps given above are there to help you achieve this. Go the extra mile and take care of all the things that need to be done. It will absolutely pay off in the long run, we guarantee it. If you’re looking for more tips and tricks on how to present your home to buyers and get the maximum value out of the home you’re selling, contact Siesta Title & Escrow @ (941) 889 – 7744!


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