How to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

Compiled by guest “vloggers” Allison Parks and military veteran Kimberly McAleenan of Conscious Real Estate, this is the sixth installment of a monthly blog series for 2018, providing tips to the military/veteran home buyer. Contact Allison and Kimberly via the Conscious Real Estate website for additional information.

If you’re selling a home (or getting ready to), there are some things to start doing immediately such as repairs and renovations. You’ll also want to work on the landscaping to improve the curb appeal.

In this video, Allison Parks, owner and founder of Conscious Real Estate, goes over some of the ways to get your home ready to sell. Doing these things will also help in the future negotiations between yourself as the seller and whoever the buyer ends up being. Of course, it can also ultimately increase the amount of the sale too.

Maximize Your Profit: How to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

First, take a look at anything that needs repairs and start working on these. If you have the financial means, it is really crucial to get some of the main items repaired. If you don’t, then when inspection time comes, they may find the issues regardless which could end up in a failed sale or negotiations downward (the opposite way you want to go!).

The Condition of Your Home Can Make a BIG Difference in the Purchase Price You Receive

Let’s talk staging. Not everyone lives in an interior designer’s dream layout of a home. Many of us have clutter. Many of us have funky tastes in design. Many of us have furniture that doesn’t quite go together. What you’ll want to do is remove personal effects, reduce the clutter in a major way, and try to go for that “hotel” look. A clean space as best as you can will go miles for the final purchase price. Further, decluttering can also help by making the rooms in your home appear larger.

Curb Appeal, Curb Appeal, Curb Appeal

Landscaping. Is your lawn dirt like many people in Colorado’s is? Maybe it’s time to get some landscaping done. Do you have trees that need trimming or perhaps need to put in some foliage to spruce up the outside of your home? It’s also best to not overlook landscaping and the outside of your home as that is the first thing a buyer (and their real estate agent) sees when they pull up. Clean up any trash or bulky items that you have outside and clean up the yard from kids’ toys if that applies. The cleaner and more organized the inside and outside of your home are, the better chances you have of selling.

More Tips on Selling Your Home: Ask a Local Agency that Works with Military

If you have certain issues that you wonder if you should fix or not, or if you want to ask about giving the buyer credit to fix things such as painting or carpeting, you can always ask a realtor at Conscious Real Estate. They work with active and discharged military to help you figure out the whole process. And, when you work with them, they donate 10% of the home sale to a nonprofit of your choice. It’s a great way to give back to fellow military and the many unique organizations (like ours!) that aim to serve the military.

Selling your home can be frustrating, but Conscious Real Estate makes it as simple and straightforward as possible. And remember, preparing ahead can go so far when it comes to the profit from selling your home. Any questions? Click here to connect with an agent.

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