Getting a home ready to be sold

On Behalf of | Apr 9, 2020 | Real Estate

If you are looking to sell your Texas home in a timely manner and for maximum value, it is important to properly prep it to be viewed. The goal is to create a home that has curb appeal and that is visually stunning when seen online or in person.

Less is typically more

Ideally, you will get rid of as much clutter as possible before showing your home to potential buyers. You should also aim to put as little as possible in each room in the house. The more open space a room has, the larger it will look to those who see it. Homes that don’t have a lot of clutter are more likely to be seen as better maintained and cleaner than those that do.

Consider the needs of the buyer

When staging your home for sale, think about what a potential buyer would want to see most. You should also think about any issues the home has that could scare a buyer off. For instance, it is probably a good idea to get rid of that dead tree out front or replace the missing shingles on the roof.

Simple actions can make a big difference

Adding curb appeal to a home can be as easy as painting the front door or adding a welcome mat to the front step. Painting or making small repairs to a garage door can also add curb appeal without having to spend a lot of time or money doing so. You can make your home’s interior more welcoming by adding flowers to the bathroom or putting dishes on the table. This can help a buyer imagine what it could be like to actually live in the house.

If you are going to be involved in a real estate transaction, it may be in your best interest to do so with the help of a real estate attorney. Legal counsel may be able to help you review an offer sheet and other documents that may be needed to close a deal.