Category Title > Market Readiness
How to Get Ready for Market
First, focus on the interior. Make sure your property is clean, clean, clean! Buyers are thrown off by dirty baseboards, windows, light fixtures, and all the other things you may forget to clean on a regular basis
Arrange furniture in a pleasing conversational manner (not geared towards the best view of the TV)
Fresh bedding is inviting and calming. It doesn't have to be expensive, just crisp and clean!
Decor should be stylish, current, and somewhat subtle. Buyers are not buying the furniture, so it shouldn't take center stage!
Now examine your exterior. Fresh mulch, a sharply edged property, and seasonal color (think hanging potted flowers) make an amazing first impression.
A clean front door with a fully functioning front door and lock signals that a house is well maintained (you would be surprised how many locks "stick" or require multiple attempts to open- never a good start to a showing).
Take a quick walk around the entire exterior. Is paint chipping, are there rotted fascias or soffits? Are bushes too close to the exterior? How does the roof look? The discriminating buyer (and their hired inspector) is going to take a long look at the house inside and outside. You wouldn't want some easily fixable aesthetic problem to be a deterrent to receiving an offer!