The laundry list will include things like cleanliness, curb appeal, repairs, cleanliness, neutral colors,etc.
One area that seems to get attention is how many pictures should a seller leave on the walls and other things of a personal nature.
Should a seller completely depersonalize their home before prospective buyers walk through the front door?
I think it all comes down to an issue of moderation. Too much of anything can be a distraction. Well, maybe too much money may not be a detractor!
Buyers understand when people are living in a home. They expect clean, neat and the ability to see the property’s physical characteristics. This may be the time to consider a garage sale or donations to a local charity.
I will leave it up to the seller to decide for themselves although a clean, neutral color paint with mostly empty walls can make a room look larger.
Here are a few other suggestions for preparing your home for the market.
- Minimize exposure to loss when selling
- Is a pre-listing inspection a good idea?
- Is updating a good idea?
- Don't forget about safety when selling!
- Getting your house ready (An article from Realtor.com)
When you are ready to sell your home the starting point for the process is a good real estate agent.
In Brevard County Florida, I would welcome a chance to be your agent. Give me a call at 321-693-3850 if I can help in any way!