Selling a house can be a stressful process. There are many different tasks to organize and complete. It requires time that you may not have and resources you’re unsure of how to obtain. Legal prep, staging, marketing, and more can quickly turn into a task much more suitable for professional home sellers such as Jensen and Company. Before selling your home, make sure you have the basics covered:
1. Hire A Realtor
Having Brad Jensen and team at your disposal is your best option, because they will monitor the process and lead you through each step of selling your home. We will go over things we believe will increase the selling potential of your home such as visual appearance, legal preparations, and staging. With our marketing tools and partnership with Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, we can reach a much wider range of potential clients than most realtors in the area.
2. Complete Necessary Upgrades
Upgrades benefit the seller in two ways: they attract bids more quickly as well as add to the overall value of your home. Your realtor can help you to evaluate which upgrades to perform and which upgrades you can go without. There are upgrades that may seem appealing to you as the seller that won’t add to the value of your home and may likely not appeal to the vast majority of buyers. Jensen and Company has worked with numerous Park City residents when selling their homes and offer great advice in these areas.
3. Improve Landscaping
As spring time is a popular time of year to list single family homes, we’re facing the rejuvenation of our landscaping after a cold, snow covered winter. Landscaping recovery is a key element to selling your home as the buyers’ initial opinion of your real estate is formulated the second they pull into your drive way. Aerating and reseeding the lawn, pulling out dead plants, replanting lush greenery and florals can add tons of visual appeal to the outdoors. Touch up paint where necessary and power wash walkways and driveways.
4. Clean Every Crevace
We recommend bringing in a team of professional cleaners to make sure carpets, floors, baseboards, switch plates, and other surfaces are spotless. Clean windows and mirrors, kitchens, and bathrooms are a definitely necessity when showing your home to buyers.
5. Stage Wisely
When selling your home, you want to show buyers a blank slate. If they’re stuck on the visuals of all of your personal effects in the home, they’ll have a harder time imagining your living space as their own. This is where excellent staging pays off. Eliminate clutter. Picture frames, trinkets, unnecessary furniture and fixtures will all detract from the buyers experience in your home. Simplify color schemes, clear out storage areas to create the appearance of more space, and remove items from surfaces like kitchen counters, desks, shelving, dressers, and more.
6. Make All Necessary Repairs
Ensure that all appliances, heat/cooling systems, plumbing, and electrical are in working order before listing. Buyers can be deterred from homes that haven fallen into disrepair. Even if the rest of your home is in working order, items that are out-of-order will make them wonder what other problems they might run into if they purchase your home.
Find out more at Jensen and Company.