The first step in selling your home is to determine the market value of your home. We determine market value by evaluating the most recent sales in your area and how they compare to your home. This allows us to sell your home at the highest possible price. If you are thinking of selling and would like a FREE no obligation market analysis on your home, call Mike at (256) 508-0211. You can also Submit a Form from the seller page. The next step is getting your home ready to sell. The following are some tips and suggestions on how to get your home ready.
Have the carpet shampooed; wax the floors, clean the walls, windows, blinds, drapes and lighting fixtures.
Clear off counter tops. Leave your canisters and little else. Maximize the available counter space. These rooms should be gleaming. Clean the stove, microwave and refrigerator.
Identify and repair dripping faucets, sticking or creaking doors, etc. When people see areas of disrepair they begin to wonder whether there may be other unseen problems.
Remove out of season clothing. Organize your clothing and the shoes on the floor. Remove all clutter from cabinets and closets.
The less furniture, the larger a room appears to be.
As a rule, do everything to lighten the appearance of the home. Raise the blinds, open the drapes and use light colors.
Take a close look as you walk the property. Clean anything that looks unkempt or dirty; repair or replace anything that looks loose, dingy, rusted or broken. Clean the exterior light fixtures and wash the windows.
Turn and weed the beds; trim the trees and shrubs. Lay in ground cover.
It's the first thing your buyers see as they stand and wait for the door to open. It's worth the extra effort to spruce it up.
The time has come. Discard virtually everything in the garage that hasn't been used for a year. Wash it down.
I hope these tips will be helpful. Its a lot of work but it will pay off when you receive top dollar for your home.