Preparing to Sell

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Selling your Central Florida home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to place a sign in the front yard. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the highest offer possible in the shortest time.

Repair. Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls or a leaking sink doesn’t mean a buyer will too. If you have hardwood floors that need refinishing, be sure to get it done—hardwood is a huge selling point. Buyers like to snoop around, so be sure to fix any sticky doors or drawers as well. Finally, don’t forget to address any issues with the exterior—fences, shingles, etc. After all, without curb appeal, some buyers may never get to see the inside.

Neutralize. You want buyers to see themselves in your home. If your living room has lime green shag, wood-paneled walls, and all your collectibles and personal photographs, this will be much harder for them to do. Try replacing any bold color choices in your floors and walls with something more neutral—beiges, tans, and whites. You can see a list of suggestions by clicking Here. Repainting and changing flooring will make everything look fresh and new, and help prospective buyers imagine all the possibilities.

Stage. Once your house is clean and updated, it’s time to play dress up. Home stagers can add small details and décor touches that will bring out the possibilities in the various spaces in your home: lamps, mirrors, throw rugs and pillows, flowers, decorative soaps and towels, patio furniture. Home staging can be particularly useful if your home is especially old, small or if the exterior looks dated. If it’s done right, you notice the beauty, not thedownfalls.