8 Things you can do to prepare your home for the Minneapolis real estate market before selling.
Scrutinize you home with a critical eye. Gather a few very honest opinions and try be objective yourself with a goal to imagine how your house will look to a real estate buyer. Examine carefully how furniture is arranged and move pieces around until it makes sense. Make sure window coverings hang level. Consider every room's statement and how to highlight its best pulling features. If your home features a home office, feature it in your listings.
Determine your home's asking prices with your Realtor
Get estimates from a reliable repair person on items that need to be replaced soon, such as a roof, fresh coat of paint, or worn carpeting, for example. In this way, buyers will have a better sense of how much these needed repairs will affect their costs. Consider getting a few of them done to make your home an easier "move-in". Home Destination will help you determine your best asking price that reflects your awareness of the homes status and condition, and that it has been taken into consideration.
Make it a pest-free home before you sell it
Have a termite inspection to prove to buyers that the property is not infested. Removing that as a question that could potentially even be on the table is one more positive as buyers consider your home. Some pest inspections cover every bug, pest, critter and animal related problem a potential real estate buyer could possible think of and is most reassuring.
Have a pre-sale home inspection
Get a pre-sale home inspection so you’ll be able to make repairs before buyers become concerned and cancel a contract. A home inspection is a thorough visual examination of you home and any outside buildings. Some leaders require a home inspection report before agreeing to a mortgage, so a pre-sale inspection enables you to handle potential problems before you even put the house on the market. It also removes potential questions about the condition of your home for you and a potential homebuyer, expediting the time it takes to get to closing a home sale, perhaps increasing your price, and definitely increasing and likelihood of a sale. A better quality home inspection is well worth it. A thorough home inspection entails over 1,000 items, everything from the foundation to roof and takes two to three hours depending on the size of the property. The report should reflect the condition of about 400 items.
Warranties and guarantees demonstrate responsible homeownership
Gather together warranties and guarantees on the furnace, appliances, and other items that will remain with the house. It demonstrates that you are a responsible homer who is on top of things and that the home you are selling is well-maintained and in excellent working order. It also makes it easier to assume taking on that responsibility.
Prepare disclosure forms in advance
Fill out a disclosure form provided by your sales associate. Take the time to be sure that you don’t forget problems, however minor, that might create liability for you after the sale. when sellers take the lead in transparency and integral negotiations, the trust makes it easier and more pleasant too. Perhaps you are short on time before selling your home and find it is best to leave a measure of home repairs for the next owner. By acknowledging defects to buyers that showed up in a pre-inspection, and explaining that the asking price has been adjusted to reflect the estimated cost of repairs, you may be miles ahead. Such candor tends to shorten negotiation time, because buyers have fewer objections.
Less furniture says more space, less about the seller and more about the buyer's potential
Most home shows better with less furniture. Remove pieces of furniture that block or hamper paths and walkways and put them in storage. Since your bookcases are now empty, store them. Remove extra leaves from your dining room table to make the room appear larger. You only need furniture in each room sufficient to showcase the room's purpose and then leave plenty of room to move around.
Eliminate messages that convey a shortage on storage
Remove items that suggest your home is begging for more storage, such as kitchen pot racks, excessive coat hooks, free standing shelving units, baskets of magazines, or any plastic tub containers. Put a top priority on organizing everything that you leave in the home better. Life will be simpler for your each time you prepare for a showing.
Create a "fixed and ready" home before selling
Replace or remove any damaged or broken items; whether furniture, frayed couch pillows or damaged appliances. Broken items send the message that the house is a fixer-upper and absorb tons of time! This may mean simply replacing a lamp shade or worn floor runner, or it may involve taking a serious look at removing "tired-and showing-it" wall paper.
Preparing The Exterior Of Your Home
On the exterior, consider your landscape desings and curb appeal. You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and this is as true in real estate as it is in life. It is s great way to protect your property value and stay able to gain your best home price. The exterior of your house, including painting and your landscape, will be the first thing that potential buyers take note of when they come to have a look at your house. On the interior, there are three rooms that potential buyers generally notice first when they are looking at a house. These are the kitchen, the bathrooms, and the entrance.
For your own FREE personalized consultation, contact Jenna at 612-396-7832 for more things to do before you sell and know how to reach distressed property buyers, if your home is in that category. Feel confident and ready for today's real estate buyers.
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Eden Prairie, MN 55334
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