Listing Your Home-Do It Now !
Spring in south east Georgia is almost here. It was 74 degrees today! And we love it. As we often call it-a Chamber of Commerce day! I know getting your home ready for sale is a job, but if it is neat & clean, and priced right, it will sell. And I believe the “Spring season” is regarded as one of the best times of the year to have your home listed. Don’t wait….
I went out to list a home for sale today and get all the information, but it was not quite ready. We were able to get all of the information together, the deed, taxes, monthly utility bills, and all of that information, but there were things all over the counters, the rooms were full of furniture, and it was just cluttered with “life”. If at all possible, just as when meeting someone for the first time-you only have one chance to make a first impression-as our parents used to say, and they were right.
The same goes for real estate. The best opportunity we have to sell your property is when it goes on the market. Great attention needs to go into “staging” and having the pictures tell a story about your property. If furniture is already out of the home, that can be beneficial because it can allow the buyer to imagine their things in the home. If some items are left in the property, it can help the buyer see how the rooms can be set up for their family.
It is good if some of the “things we love” can be held to a minimum, less is more so to speak. Imagine “pottery barn” when you are preparing to sell. A minimal display can allow the buyer to visualize how the home could be theirs. Curb appeal is a great visual to buyers as well. That is where Spring comes into play. The areas of Waycross & Blackshear and the surrounding area are so beautiful this time of year. If the grass can stay cut, pine cones picked up, and bushes trimmed, it will all go a long way to helping you sell your home.
Some sellers go to the expense of having a home inspection themselves to be aware of any problems that may not be apparent. This gives the seller a chance to handle problems before a contract for sale is written and loosing precious time before closing. As I stated before, I know it is a task to start the process, but it can all come together to benefit you in the end. Spring is almost here. Do what you can now to have your home ready for new buyers coming to town.