It takes a lot of time and preparation before you list your home on the market, and the selling process can often seem overwhelming. But we hope that by simplifying the steps you need to take, selling your home in New Albany will not be as stressful. Here are our essential tips to prepare to sell your home in New Albany.
Make a List of What Needs to be Cleaned or Repaired
Before you tackle the often overwhelming task of decluttering your home, take note of what needs to be cleaned, repaired, or replaced. This includes both the outside of your home as well as the inside.
Declutter the Inside of Your Home
Buyers want to see how space is used in a home. That means that any furniture, clothing, and household items you do not use and have stored in closets or the garage should be cleaned out. Donate or discard any items that you no longer want, and put the rest in storage out of sight.
Neutralize the Inside of Your Home
In order to make your home more attractive to potential buyers, you want to help them easily picture themselves living in your home. Remove any distractions, such as personal photos and heirlooms, and give your home more neutral wall colors and décor.
Make Necessary Home Repairs
Does your roof need replacing or is a faucet leaking? It’s time to make the repairs now before you list your home. New Albany buyers tend to think repairs cost more than they do, and could choose a home from another seller. But if you list your home with all the repairs taken care of, buyers will have a great first impression of your home.
Remember, don’t start any major renovations, since it is unlikely you will receive a return when you sell. Make sure to consult with your trusted Realtor if you have any questions.
Select the Right Realtor
Last but not least, as you prepare to sell your home, selecting the right Realtor is crucial. It is important to find not only a reputable and successful professional, but a Realtor you feel comfortable working with.
The Realtors at Thomas & Company have been helping New Albany residents sell homes for over 30 years combined, helping sellers receive top dollar for their homes due to their in-depth market knowledge and their personal touch.
If you are considering listing your home, we can help you beyond these basic home preparation tips, advising you about creating curb appeal, staging your home, and pricing your home to appeal to buyers when you place your home on the market.
Just call us at 614.939.1234 and we can talk about selling your home in New Albany.