4 Quick Tips for Prepping a Home for Sale

1. Super clean. Make the house shine from top to bottom. Don’t forget about cleaning the carpet, draperies, and windows, too.

2. Clear the clutter and unload some furniture. Remove unnecessary items from countertops, bathtubs, and shower stalls—areas that often attract the most clutter. Keep only the necessities. A decluttered home helps buyers mentally “move in” with their own things. You may need to rearrange or remove some furniture. Pieces that crowd a space can make it look smaller than it really is.

3. Prep your landscaping. Check gutters and roof for dry rot and moss, and ensure they are clean. Examine all plants: Prune bushes and trees, make sure no plants are blocking windows, remove any dead plants, and keep the lawn freshly mowed.

4. Add nice touches. Coordinate towels in the bathroom in one or two colors only. Keep accessories restricted to groups of one, three, or five items. Make sure all lights and lamps are on for showings, and set an inviting mood: Have soft background music turned on (such as light FM music).

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Statistically, now (early spring) is the time, that you should be getting your home prepared and show ready, if you are thinking about selling this year. Sales generally peak in the March/April. If you’re thinking about putting your house on the market, and need additional information, tips or a no cost price analysis, call or email me today, 832-576-4902, kim@kimberlywhaley.com

If you’re interested in searching for a new home, you can search the entire MLS here, (simply type the in neighborhood that interests you into the “subdivision” box.

***If you are considering a new construction home, I highly recommend you take a take a Realtor with you that knows how to negotiate builder pricing, to represent your interest in the transaction. Statistically buyers who work with a Realtor when purchasing a new home get a better deal. Don’t forget that the Sales counselors work for the builders and their job is to sell you a home for highest price they can.

Look for other useful Real Estate information on my website,  www.kw-re.com

 

 

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About Kimberly Whaley

Full time, Full Service Real Estate Agent in the The Woodlands and Spring Texas area. Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) Texas Affordable Housing Specialist (TAHS)
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