Putting your beloved home on the market can be extremely stressful, especially in today’s climate. Week after week of showings requires your house to be presentable always, plaguing you with the hassle of leaving at a moment’s notice. In fact, when you have pets or children, that stress is multiplied. But, buyers will be most interested in your home the first few weeks it’s on the market, so you need to hit the ground running and sell before your listing grows stale. The first thing your potential buyers are going to notice is your exterior and landscape- does your home have attractive curb appeal? If not, then it’s the perfect place to start as we divulge the very best kept secrets for the quick sale of your home.
Get That Much Needed Curb-Appeal
As the saying goes ‘first impressions are everything.’ The exterior of your home is typically the first thing a buyer sees in person and on listing sites. If it’s not up to scratch, then you can be sure a buyer won’t even consider looking at the interior shots. Start with your yard, by simply trimming and shaping hedges, refreshing mulch, and edging the lawn, you’ll make it instantly more attractive. Consider pressure-washing your entire house, including walkways, and the driveway, or even adding a fresh coat of paint to your trim and shutters. Everything matters when it comes to presentation, even things as small as the knob on your front door. Ideally, you’ll want to polish and thoroughly clean the kick-plate and doorknob, and clean any cobwebs or bird droppings off your front porch. Near your entryway consider the addition of some potted flowers, adding a sense of warmth and color to your home.
Let A Prospective Buyer Picture Themselves In Your Home
Removing personal photographs or memorabilia will allow the prospective buyer to imagine themselves living in your house and make it easier to focus on the home’s highlighted features. Though your home may feel a bit empty without your personalized items, it will help speed up the process of a sale. Walk through every single room in your house and pretend you’re a buyer. If what you see helps people get to know you as you, remove it, as it will distract from the home’s features.
Trust The Professionals At Clagett Enterprises For Your Real Estate Needs
If you’re looking for the perfect realtor for your property or to assist during your purchase of any home, you can rely on Clagett Enterprises. Clagett Enterprises is a full-service real estate company with almost 30 years of experience in the Frederick and Western Maryland area. For assistant selling your home and getting the best possible price, contact us online or give us a call at 301-665-6009. To meet our team and see some of our beautiful homes, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.