Your Realtor® can help you set a listing price for your home based on a comparative market analysis. The best way for you to get your asking price—or even more—is to increase your home’s perceived value (the amount a potential buyer is willing to offer after a showing).
Clean and Uncluttered Space
Obviously, a clean home shows better than a messy one does. However, it’s easy to miss certain details.
Your memories and knickknacks are part of your everyday existence, but to others they may just look like clutter. Getting rid of personal mementos also means it will be easier to dust before a showing — and you definitely want to dust before a showing.
Your books and other items should be on shelves, leaving tables and countertops spacious and empty.
Take a look at your sinks. While you may usually keep sponges, dishcloths, dish liquid and other supplies out for convenience, it’s best to stash these items under the sink before a showing. Aim for nothing but hand soap visible at the kitchen sink.
For bathrooms, nothing but hand soap and your (sparkling clean) toothbrush holder.
Be Current on Maintenance
Look at your home with fresh eyes. Listen with fresh ears. Every creaking floorboard, tarnished fixture and loos doorknob reduces your home’s perceived value.
You may be so used to that sticking drawer that you don’t notice it anymore, but when a potential buyer has to battle with it, he or she may wonder what other annoyances you haven’t corrected.
Are You Selling a Home in Lake City or the Surrounding Areas?
If you’re selling your Lake City home, we can help. We’ll be happy to give you a free comparative market analysis so you can determine the correct sales price for your home, and we’ll walk you through the basics of home staging and give you a few advanced tips, as well.
While you’re here, download our free homebuyer handbook.
When you’re ready, call us at 386-243-0124 or get in touch with us online. We’ll help you sell your Lake City home quickly and at the right price.