Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.

Repair: Many people get excited about getting their house on the market and tend to overlook the “small” to do items still left on their to do list prior to listing. These small items add up to dollars in your pocket so they are worth your time. Make sure to touch up paint, clean grout, de-clutter; these things will add up to buyers choosing your home over another.

Neutralize: If you have lots of personality to your home you may want to consider toning things down. Bright colored walls, themed designs etc may appeal to some but you want to appeal to the most people you can. Light, bright and clean should be your motto. I often suggest renting a storage unit and boxing up things you don’t use often. If a buyer comes into your home and thinks it is cluttered they automatically think there will also not be room for their things.

Choose Wisely: Having a Super Realtor® that is willing to walk through your house with you and guide you on what to do and what not to do is very important. I will meet with you and discuss options to help you get the most money for your home in the fastest time possible!

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