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Tips for Prepping Your Home for Sale

Putting your home on the market requires more than taking a few photos and sticking a sign in the lawn. The real estate market is incredibly competitive, and if you want house hunters to hone in on your property rather than your neighbors down the street, then it’s time to get serious about selling your home. Here are a few tips to consider:

Hire an Experienced Agent

You might be handy at DIY projects from Pinterest, but real estate is not a subject you want to tackle on your own. Hiring an experienced agent will afford you the best possible chances of selling your home. A good real estate agent will help you determine a fair asking price, and will use their network of connections to market your home to an engaged audience.  They also know laws governing real estate transactions, and will help you navigate all aspects of the experience, from countering an offer to closing.

Start De-Cluttering

When house hunters tour your property, they want to imagine themselves living there…and that might be hard to do if you have personal belongings strewn everywhere. Go through your closets and cabinets and make them look as presentable as possible. And do your best to minimize clutter seeping back in.

Repair or Replace

If you have a loose paver on your walkway or have chipped grout in your bathroom, now is a good time to fix it. During the walkthrough, prospects are making a mental list of every foreseeable repair and renovation. And while you can’t change their opinion on matters of personal taste, you can keep future repairs to a minimum by fixing them prior to listing.

Always Be Prepared

If your realtor calls and says that she’ll be there in ten minutes with a prospective buyer, you don’t want to be scrubbing toilets and folding laundry as she rings the doorbell. Keep your cleaning supplies stocked up and close by so that you can do a quick run-through and have your home showroom-ready in a few minutes.

If you’re ready to list your Smith Mountain Lake home, contact Vicki Millehan. Vicki is one of the most experienced and successful realtors at Smith Mountain Lake. Her expertise is invaluable to those looking for single family homes, condos, waterfront properties, vacation homes, or farmland. Visit www.Vicki Millehan for more information.