If you are planning on putting your Sun City or Summerlin home on the market, some preparation will be necessary. The manner in which you prepare your home for showings goes a long way in determining the number and quality of bids you receive. Follow these tips to present your home in the best possible light.
Remove as Much Clutter as Possible
When it comes to selling a home, less is more in the context of possessions. Move as many of your items as you can to storage, the basement, the attic or a friend/family member’s place. A fairly barren home will allow potential buyers to imagine how they will place their own furniture in the living room, dining room etc.
Highlight Unique Features
If your home has any unique features, try to showcase them. Special features are a a major selling point. If your home doesn’t have anything special, consider adding a unique feature or two. It just might be enough to separate your home from others on the market. Examples of such features include a water fountain, a unique landscape, a pool and a unique exterior color. This way, if your asking price is higher than others in your neighborhood, you can point to your special feature as a legitimate reason for the premium.
Clean From Top to Bottom
If your home is unsightly in any manner, address the problem before the showings start. The property should be spotless. A messy home makes a poor impression on potential buyers. Consider hiring a stager for your home. This professional will make your property as appealing as possible to inspire offers.
Enhance Curb Appeal
Your home’s first impression is of the utmost importance. Plenty of prospective buyers make up their mind the moment they pull up to a property that is for sale. If your home does not have curb appeal, it will be a tough sell. Add some landscaping to your Sun City home. Do not lose sight of the fact that plenty of local homes have minimalist landscaping. Some simply have rocks. Add some greenery and you will distinguish your home from the pack with much-needed curb appeal. If you don’t want to improve the landscaping, consider applying a fresh coat of paint, power-washing the driveway, clearing out dead foliage and replacing worn roof shingles that are visible from ground-level.
Ensure Code Compliance
Your home should be move-in ready. Everything must be in full compliance with your local building codes. Appliances and electrical fixtures should be in perfect working order.
Consider an Appraisal
Have your home appraised before it is listed. Though it might seem unconventional to have the appraisal performed before the home is under contract, it is a strategic move that has the potential to pay off quite handsomely. The couple hundred dollars you spend on appraisal will eliminate the guesswork from pricing your home. It will empower you to price your home at exactly the right level so it doesn’t stay on the market for an extended period of time.
Consider the Season
If you stage your home during the month of a major holiday, add some seasonal decorations to the interior. You can add minor decorations that make the space feel more homey. If you are trying to sell your home in November or December, add some candles, wreaths and/or Christmas lights. Don’t go overboard as an excess of decorations will make your living space feel smaller than it actually is.
Are you planning to sell your home or property in Southwest Las Vegas, NV? Contact our Sun City REALTORS® today!