Preparing a Durango Home for Sale
You’ve made the decision to sell your Durango home, what now?
Selling a home can be a process with the main goal of attracting interested and qualified buyers for your home one of the hardest things for most sellers. Before you list your home you should prepare your Durango home for sale with these tips.
The very first thing that should be done is to clean the home, really clean it, not the quick clean that you do just to get it over with. You’ll want to dust ceiling fan blades and fireplace mantles, clean and polish appliances and faucets, wipe down fixtures and windows. It will be important that you keep your home in showing ready condition the whole time you have it on the market so it is advised that you keep up on the cleaning. Should you have already moved out or just not have the time it may be worth hiring a professional cleaning service to keep the clean.
Declutter your home, both in living areas and in your storage areas. A cluttered home will give potential buyers the feeling that the home is small with no space for their belongings. Often sellers think they that cramming things into the closets is a quick and easy way to clean up a home, but storage space in a home is a key selling point. Having closets accessible and organized will leave a good impression with potential buyers about the home’s storage space.
Maybe you like dimly lit places, it gives you a feeling of comfort and security but most potential buyers will think otherwise. Open up curtains and drape to let light in, if a room is still poorly lit with the window open or lacks a window altogether, floor or table lamps can help brighten them up. A bright room feels more cheery, bigger, and inviting to people.
Some potted plants or a few flowers in a vase can liven up a space, fill in empty corners and even draw attention to your favorite features of your home. Keep the plants and flowers in good health though, dead plants and flowers send the wrong signal to buyers.
Purpose your rooms
Your home’s rooms can be configured in many different ways, don’t leave them empty or a dumping ground for random things. Having your home’s rooms set up for a specific purpose to clearly stage the space and showcase your home.
How you position your furniture can influence how a buyer sees your home, group your furniture into arrangements that inspire conversation. Helping them picture themselves relaxing in your home increases the likelihood that they fall in love with your home.
Bring attention to your home’s best features with bright colors or accents like plants. Bright colored throw pillows can draw a buyer’s eyes to that comfy window seat. A handsome potted plant sitting on the mantle can showcase your fireplace.
Last and certainly not least, boosting curb appeal
The inside of your home can be immaculate, wide open living room, tall ceilings, and a chef’s kitchen, but if the outside is unkempt you won’t see much buyer traffic. In La Plata County the system realtors use to put homes online (MLS) has a rule which states the first photo has to be of the exterior front of a home. Because of that one rule many a buyer has passed over homes online and driving by looking at a dirty home with an overgrown yard. Clean the sides of your home, mow your lawn, weed your gardens, fix any peeling paint, and keep the walkway clear. Give a buyer a reason to want to take a look at the interior of your home with an excellent looking exterior.
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