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Prepare to Sell

Sellers

You can do a lot to increase the appeal of your property when you are preparing your Richmond home for sale and create a lasting impact on potential buyers.

Factors: 

There are elements that are in our control and some that are not. It can be frustrating when there are factors we cannot change. I encourage you to focus on what we can do rather what we can’t do.

Can’t Control:

  1. Location – Your current location has to been to be desirable by whoever you end up selling you house to. If it is not then you have to accept this and focus on people who do like your neighborhood.

Can Control: 

2. Condition – Make sure your home is Neutral, Decluttered, De-Personalized, and appeals to the majority. For example paint the inside of you home a neutral color like light Gray.

3. Price – The condition of the home sellers have maintained or the renovations and repairs you make leading up to the sale are key factors in pricing your house. Pricing adjustments occur when showings have stopped for over a two week period or feedback from buyers or agents dictate a price change.

We live in world of “immediate gratification” and buyers want to move into a home that needs the least amount of work done. If the condition of the home is undesirable and a buyer is still interested they are most likely going to deduct the cost of the inconvenience from the price.

 

Preparing your Richmond home for sale:

The following are a couple of factors to keep in mind when listing your property for sale:
1. Curb Appeal.
Keeping your landscape pristine, and adding creative touches to your yard, such as colorful annuals, will create an immediate impact on passers-by and potential buyers.

2. Property Repairs.
Simple upgrades such as window repairs, polishing the doorknobs, and a fresh coat of paint in the most frequently used rooms will instantly brighten up the property.

3. Cleanliness and Staging.
Keep your property uncluttered, sweet-smelling and well-lit from top-to-bottom. Pay attention to details: put away the kitty litter, place a vase of fresh flowers near the entryway, pop a batch of cinnamon rolls in the oven, have your carpets cleaned. Your agent will scan the property before it is listed for sale to see how you can improve the staging of your property.

4. Disclosures and Inspections.
We are very familiar with the legal procedures involved in disclosures and are ready to help you develop a thorough disclosure statement beneficial to both you and the buyer, as well as suggest home improvement measures before placing your property on the market (such as termite and pest inspections).

5. Showtime.
Presenting your property to potential buyers is a job that we will take care of for you. Buyers feel more comfortable discussing the property with the agent, if you are not there. Moreover, your agent will know what information will be most useful in representing your interests when speaking with prospective buyers.

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