Is 2013 the year for you to make a move? Do you know what you need to know in order to prepare your house to sell for profit?
You may think you know everything you need in order to maximize your sale price when you’re ready to sell your home. I certainly thought I did, until I met Christy Kinsman, owner of The Little House Shoppe in Ridgefield, CT.¬† Christy has some great strategies for making your rooms look fabulous.
It’s important to recognize that today’s home buyer is 95% inclined to begin his or her home search online.¬† It’s absolutely essential to get the very best photographic representation of your home, and that requires professional preparation and professional photography.¬† The difference between a house that hasn’t been prepared for the camera and one that has could mean tens of thousands of dollars captured or lost in the sale of your home.
So here are some of Christy’s tips:
Clear all unnecessary objects from the furniture throughout your house. Anything smaller than a grapefruit looks like clutter in the pictures!
If you need to have some items on the counters in the kitchen or bath, group them by use, and perhaps place them on trays or in limited space.
Clear the refrigerator front of ALL messages and pictures.
Take down pictures.¬† Leave only black and white photos and photos of family members no longer living.
You can’t sell a house if you can’t see it, so walk around the outside and get heavy-handed with the pruning shears.
All of these tips are part of how you prepare your house to sell for profit.¬† We know that staging is marketing and it is the single most effective tool you can use to maximize your sale price.¬† It doesn’t need to cost much to prepare your house.¬† The goal is to recognize that the way you live and the way you show a house are two different things.
When you’re ready to prepare your house to sell for profit, contact us for additional ideas and a custom and confidential meeting with specific advice for you and your house!