Sellers' MOST Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to do to get my home ready for selling?
Buyers view homes emotionally and imagine themselves living there, but they also seek a wise financial investment without future repair expenses. Prepare your home for selling by decluttering, prioritizing repairs, deep cleaning, and enhancing curb appeal. I'll expertly guide you through the selling process for a smooth experience. The right listing agent can make all the difference!
What can I expect to get for my home?
To gauge your home value, start by researching your local housing market and noting home features and sizes. Upgrading your home interior can significantly impact its worth. Popular upgrades like kitchen, bathroom, and flooring renovations tend to yield a strong return on investment when selling. Additionally, energy-efficient HVAC units and converting attics or basements into hip living spaces are appealing updates in today's market.
Should I order a home inspection?
Though not mandatory, home inspections are a wise investment when selling your home. Buyers want to make informed decisions, so inspections help identify areas needing attention before listing. You don't need to fix everything beforehand; instead, prioritize repairs based on the inspection results. Agents like me can assist in recommending crucial repairs and informing potential buyers about the ones already addressed.
Should I stage my home or leave it empty?
Staging is essential to help buyers envision themselves living in the home. Depersonalize by removing private items like photos and toys (keep a few favorites for a cozy touch). Spruce up the outdoor space with lawn maintenance and landscaping, storing garden decorations. Indoors, address scuffs and holes, and focus on enhancing the living room, main suite, and kitchen—the key rooms buyers look at.