By Jeri Baily
Even though we are still battling the pandemic, the real estate market is strong. Compared to May 2019, there is a 9.2-percent decrease in the number of days a property is on the market and prices have decreased 4.7 percent from a year ago.
The following are a few tips to prepare your home for sale. READY, SET, SELL!
Three major areas to keep in mind are brightness, cleanliness, and spaciousness (or the appearance of it).
Maximize the amount of light in the home, whether natural or artificial. A light, bright home will be more inviting.
It is important to keep a home impeccably clean. First impressions are critical. Sometimes a “to do list” before showings or an open house is helpful.
Making your home appear as spacious as possible is important to the appeal. Furniture needs to fit the scale of the room. Potential buyers will want to visualize the comfort of family and friends.
Do not hesitate to ask for someone else’s opinion. Utilize the knowledge and expertise of your real estate agent. I have assisted many sellers in making their home more visually appealing. The goal, of course, is to help you achieve a quicker sale for the highest price possible. Often, I utilize several of my own staging items to enhance my listing’s appeal. This is one of the many special services that I provide to my clients.
Know that during this pandemic all CDC rules are strictly enforced to keep buyers and sellers safe. No exceptions!
If you are ready to sell, there is an abundance of qualified buyers ready to purchase.
Any questions you might have about the market, your homes readiness or anything real estate related, please call or email today!
“You did an excellent job highlighting the special features and expensive improvements we had made. We want to thank you for the suggestions you made regarding how to prepare the house for sale. We also thank you for your persistence in searching for the right buyer for a house that doesn’t fit the standard New England colonial image.” Tom & Carolyn B.
REALTOR®, GRI, CBR, SRES, PSA
Residential and Relocation Specialist
Cell: (508) 259-9848