Listing a Home in the South Sound
Listing a home or property for sale is no small task, and it takes a lot of preparation for a seller to be ready to list. If you’ve been thinking about selling your home, but you’re not completely ready to pull the trigger (maybe you’d like to list within the next few months or even within a year), consider some of the tips listed below to help prepare your home or property for when you’re comfortable listing it on the real estate market.
Remove Personal Items
While you’ve spent a lot of time turning your house into your home, when you decide to sell and list it on the market, there will be a number of people looking at your property (either in person or via the Internet). A step you can take prior to listing is to remove the personal items in your home. You need to walk through the property as a potential buyer: what do you notice? Are there pictures and other things that stick out? The best thing you can do for your home is to create a neutral space or environment for buyers to look at. By removing personal items from your home, you not only help a buyer envision the property as his/her own, you also help break the emotional attachment you have for your own property.
Another thing to consider is renting a storage unit. If you find that you maybe have too many things, and you’re not inclined to part with them, renting a small storage unit once you list your home will give you the ability to free up space in your home but also keep those precious items you can’t part with.
Ask me, Karin Zeigler for Input
You know your house, and it’s pretty likely that you’ve developed a strong affection for your home. It’s common that when we love something, we may become a little blind to some of its issues or things that could be improved. If you know you want to list your property, but you’re not totally ready to do so, call Karin Zeigler to do a walk through and provide feedback on what they’d change based on their professional experience. Karin spends a lot of time with buyers, and she will be able to point to things buyers might object to or find off-putting in a property.
Karin is up-to-date on current trends and is able to provide feedback on what buyers are looking for in your particular area. Getting a professional opinion from Karin Zeigler, who knows the market and talks to other real estate professionals on a regular basis is a great way to prepare your home for a future sale. An unbiased opinion about what works and what could be changed regarding your home is an excellent tool for a future successful sale.