There are two very important things to consider when selling your Gainesville area home. PRICE and PRESENTATION.
Let’s talk about Presentation first. You have to know that today’s home buyers have started searching online before they start viewing homes with their Realtor®. This is why your Gainesville home must make a good first impression from the moment they pull into the driveway. Some call this curb appeal. Take a hard look at this list to see if you will need to tweak some things to make your home interest the buyers that come to your home.
- Attractive front entry: Polish your front door handle and other hardware. Fres paint or stain your front door does wonders. Set out pots of flowers near the front door and/or where potential buyers are likely to notice them. If you have a front porch, set the mood by featuring a charming bench or chairs with a table and flowers. Keep all sidewalks, porches and walkways swept.
- Landscaping: Prune overgrown trees and bushes. Pull weeds and install fresh mulch. Fertilize and mow your lawn to make it look manicured. Add come color by planting flowers along walkways, in pots, or in mulched beds. Have your lawn be an eye-catcher for those buyers.
- Just as you would inside the house, make sure your front & back yard does not look cluttered. Move cars into the garage and out of the driveway whenever possible. Keep the kids’ bikes, toys and other play equipment out of sight. Keep lawn & garden ornaments to a minimum. Create an environment that invites buyers into your home and allows them to picture themselves enjoying your front yard & back yard.
- Interior Presentation – The home buyers must be able to visualize the home as theirs, not yours. A clean and uncluttered feeling will make a favorable first impression to a buyer. Make sure to take a hard look at the interior paint too. We do not encourage remodeling, as your taste and style may not be the same as your future buyers’ styles.
Price and Presentation are the strongest factors in getting your Gainesville area home SOLD in today’s market. When I list and sell Gainesville area homes for my clients I strive to make the entire process a positive experience. If your price and presentation are good, this provides your home as a strong entry into the Gainesville real estate market. Let me help you reduce your stress level and get you home on the market.
My mission is to provide outstanding service to my clients while utilizing the best practices and systems available to reach your goals. Let’s talk about your goals and getting your home on the market!
For more information on how I can best serve your Gainesville real estate needs, don’t hesitate to fill out the contact form or give me a call at 352-278-9357.