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Sellers

When selling a home, there are many things that need to be done in order for the process to go smoothly. An Orange House Realty professional will help you through this process by getting you the best price in the shortest amount of time.
Here are some home selling tips:
Curb Appeal is #1
When a potential buyer drives by a home, you want to make sure that they want to look inside. The outside of the home is the first impression. If the outside is a mess, they probably will not even want to go inside. You want to make sure that the outside is clean. A mowed lawn and weeded garden go a long way. Also, neatly trimmed trees, shrubs and bushes are important. When a potential buyer sees your home, you want them to be excited to enter, not disgusted by what they see outside.
Little Things Mean a Lot
There are so many little things in a home that can excite or deter a potential buyer. Spend a day finding little things to fix. Make sure all light bulbs work, doors and locks work, and doorknobs are tightened. Be critical of your home with the little things because you know buyers will be.
Clean From Top to Bottom
A clean home is a happy home. You want to make sure everything is clean. The bathrooms and kitchen are most important. You want to make sure that they sparkle. Scrub floors, toilets, tubs, sinks – everything that is dirty. Clean the carpets, dust everything, and touch up the paint on the walls. This may seem like a waste of time, but to a potential buyer, a spotless home is important. They do not want to move in and have to clean.
De-Clutter
Along with cleaning the home, you may need to clear the home a little. You want to make sure that there is not an abundance of furniture in any one room. Excess furniture can make a room look smaller. You may need to store some furniture at a friend’s house for a while. Pick up toys and clothes and put them away neatly. Do not stuff items in closets – buyers will look there also.
Pricing Your Home
Pricing your home at the right price is very important. Your Orange House Realty professional can help you do this. You want to base the price of your home similarly to homes that have sold in your area. There is no set price that your home is worth. It is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. You don’t want to set the price of your home too high, thinking that you can drop it in the future. Most of the potential buyers will visit the home in the first couple of weeks. If the price is high and then dropped later, the people that went through earlier might lose interest, and wonder why the house hasn’t sold yet. The longer the home is on the market, the bigger possibility that you will get a low-ball offer.