You only have one chance to make a first impression on the marketplace, and typically most sellers need to invest at least some time, but also some money to prepare the property for sale. The way we live and the way we sell should be fundamentally different in many ways, and the best way to position your home for a successful sale is to make it as appealing to as many people as possible, and to present it in a way that they envision themselves living there instead of you.
Some common expenses (time and/or money) often include:
- Painting and touch ups
- A good cleaning
- Minor repairs
Sometimes a few additional items are recommended to make your home as salable as possible or to achieve that ‘move-in ready’ status to reach top dollar.
Meeting with your Realtor® as soon as you start planning to get your home ready for sale is ideal, as we can guide you to ensure your time and money is being well spent and can assist you in hiring the best people to do each job.
It’s common for clients to reach out to us months in advance of wanting to sell for advice and recommendations.