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Preparing Your Macomb County MI Home or Condo to Sell in Today’s Long Awaited Improved Market…
When selling a home or condominium, you want to get the best price possible for how quickly you need to sell. Call Rick Giese at (586) 242-3100 and he will prepare a quick and easy check list plus a CMA for your property.
When preparing to sell your property, you want to make it as appealing as possible to the buyer. If you were buying a new home, what would you be looking for? And even more importantly, you want the buyer to be able to see themselves living in your home. Here are a few things to consider when preparing your home to sell:
· First Impressions
Buyers begin to assess your home from the minute they step out of their car. Make the front of the house neat and fresh-looking. Painting the front door and decorating the front porch or patio are easy ways to start off on the right foot. I’ve said for 27 years the half the sale is made before the buyers step inside.
· Curb appeal
Pay attention to the attractiveness of your outdoor space. Freshen up your yard by trimming bushes, edging the lawn, putting down fresh mulch and adding a few potted plants or flowers. Pressure washing the driveway and walkways are an easy way to brighten up the first things potential buyers will see when they come to check out your home.
· No clutter!
Clutter can trash any interest a buyer may have had. Clutter prevents the buyer from seeing the home’s true potential and true space, making the home seem small, reducing its appeal. Remove as much as possible from the floors, bookshelves, countertops, closets and cabinets — don’t forget that buyers will be opening cabinets and closets to check storage space. Renting a storage unit in order to maximize space in your home may be a good option.
· Neutral tones
Dramatic wine colored dining room walls and bright blue bathroom walls may be the colors that you love, but they may also be a turn off for potential buyers. Bold and bright paint colors draw more attention to your taste in paint colors and less attention to the size of the room or the beautiful hardwood floors. Instead, take the time to repaint those walls with neutral tones, such as different shades of tan or off-white.
Opinions differ on the level of personalization to keep when staging a home. Removing every single picture of your family is not necessary, however, crowded mantles, walls and bookshelves filled with pictures and trophies can be distracting. As with de-cluttering your home, try keeping the personal items to a minimum.
Make sure to dust, mop and wipe down all surfaces. The bathrooms and kitchen are the most important areas to keep clean. Remove any stains that may deter buyers, whether on your carpet or in your toilet. Be sure that the bathtub is also clean and organized — buyers won’t be afraid to pull back the shower curtain to take a look.
· Make minor repairs
If you have been procrastinating about fixing that leaky faucet or broken door hinge, procrastinate no longer. Small repairs in the home can make a big difference to buyers.
· Prepare yourself
Give yourself ample time to make repairs, changes and to clean your home. Selling your home can be a stressful time, and rushing to get your home ready will make it even more challenging. It’s also important to prepare yourself emotionally — just as your home soon will no longer be your home, it’s also on its way to become someone else’s home. Try not to take buyer criticisms personally.
If you live in the Macomb County area of Michigan and you’re considering selling your home, Rick Giese offers comprehensive services in helping you successfully through the process. Rick Giese will combine expertise — including his successful experience in staging homes to sell — with a thorough knowledge of the market to get you the most money when selling your home or condominium.
Rick Giese associate broker at RE/MAX Advisors specializes in Seller Representation. Rick Giese licensed in the state of Michigan as a Valuation Specialist, which licensed needed to help appraisers. Rick will show you how to price your home correctly, and is flexible working with Sellers who wish to list a little high. Rick Giese says, “We’re not interested in getting the quick sale. Our goal is to get the BEST sale for our clients.” Additionally, Rick says, “We specialize in internet marketing. Since 90% of today’s homebuyers are searching the internet for homes, this is where your home needs to be, however, the best marketing plan in the world will fail if your home is overpriced. We can get people into your home with our advertising and professional photography;
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consistently ranked as one of Southeastern Michigan's associate brokers of Seniors Real Estate Help, Equity Sales and Short Sales. Rick Giese has over 27 years of Real Estate experience and is one of the areas Rick has a strong focus on assisting homeowners in need, Rick Giese offers a straightforward no nonsense consultation designed to give you all the information and facts to enable you to make the best decision for you and your family. As every situation is different, Rick offers his insight and knowledge of the real estate transaction process and all the options available to you to get the most money the market will pay or to help you avoid foreclosure. Call Rick Giese today at toll free 1-800-274-5656 or your free consultation of your situation and sleep better tonight.
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