Getting your home ready to sell
Selling your Lake Martin home is not easy. There are a lot of preparations sellers need to make to get the best offer possible in the shortest time. A great way to get started is to go through your house with the notion that you’re someone else who is looking to buy a new home, who has never been here before. What might you be looking for? What could possibly distract you from appreciating the perks? Could this house feel like home?
Make Home Repairs
I often recommend sellers get a home inspection prior to listing. This is the best way to identify any issues or the appearance of deferred maintenance. Also, If you have cosmetic repairs it is best to do prior to listing the home. You can only make one first impression. Buyers like to look around, so be sure to fix any sticky doors or drawers as well. Buyer get home inspections, so getting any issues repaired upfront makes for a smoother real estate transaction.
Enhance Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is crucial to make a good first impression. On Lake Martin this means the lakeside and streetside. Make sure your lawn is immaculate and consider hiring a lawn service during the listing period. Go ahead and clean the gutters, paint or re-stain the from door, pressure wash the driveway and get your home pristine. Don’t forget about the dock and seawall.
This is a broad term. Neutralize colors, odors and over personalize homes. You want buyers to imagine themself in your home. If your walls are full of personal photographs, tons of furniture and full closet it will be harder for them to do. It probably won’t take new paint and flooring, just declutter. If you are truly planning on moving than start that process.
If you have pets understand everyone does not love animals. Do the best to neutralize any pet odor. Also, pick up any yard surprised and hide litter boxes during showings.
Contact a Realtor
These are just a few first step tips for selling a Lake Martin home. When you are ready, contact me and I will meet you at your home to discuss property specific recommendations. My goal is to help sellers get the best price for your property in the shortest time. Also, make the process as easy and enjoyable as possible. It all starts with a home valuation appointment.
Lake Martin Realtor
Miller Dark is a top producing Lake Martin Real Estate Agent for RealtySouth. His focus is waterfront homes, condos and lot sales on Lake Martin. Miller has over 20 years experience focusing on listing and selling waterfront property on Lake Martin.