We have 3 Simple Steps to Prepare Your Gainesville Home for Sale. Are you thinking of listing your Gainesville home for sale? Here are a few tips to help your Gainesville area home show better and sell faster. Our local market stats prove that homes in excellent condition will sell faster at better prices.
- Get rid of the excess: The Keyword here is De-Clutter. Eliminate as much of your stuff as possible, and then when you think you’ve done – double check and do it again! Remember when staging your home for sale, less is best. Less furniture makes the rooms feel bigger. Keep in mind that you’re going to be moving soon, consider the de-clutter project as “pre-packing” for your move! Exchange your personal photos for framed art. The main idea is to remove as much as possible and replace personal items with neutral objects so that people can imagine their things in the home.
- Repair and Paint: Before painting, repair all of those minor dings that don’t really bother you. Keep in mind that buyers notice everything. A missing piece of baseboard, a loose outlet, a missing face-plate, or a closet door that won’t stay on track. These things may seem minor to you now, but can have a huge affect on how a buyer views your home. When you’re looking at homes for sale in Gainesville you will quickly understand the feeling that buyers have–if it looks maintained on the surface, you’ll have confidence that the sellers have maintained the entire home well during the course of their ownership. The next step is to apply a fresh coat of paint in neutral colors. Freshly painted walls make a room look cleaner and neutral colors make them appear larger. And….don’t forget your front door, it may need a fresh coat of paint too. Your front porch may need a cleaning.
- Improve the Curb Appeal: To interest the people who will buy your Gainesville home, you need to get them in the door first! If your house looks bad on the outside, buyers won’t waste their time taking a look at the inside or if they do, they’ll be looking with a more critical eye. First impression from the curb is important! If they do decide they want to purchase, they’ll often consider the cost of upgrading the landscaping. Improving your curb appeal doesn’t mean you need to hire a landscaper. It can be as basic as trimming your hedges and trees, especially those closest to your house. Repair or replace loose porch railings and make sure the exterior paint is not chipping. If needed, scrape and paint; peeling paint is a real turnoff to buyers. Keep the lawn mowed and edge the driveways, walkways, and curbs.
Following these simple steps will go a long way to getting your Gainesville home SOLD quickly.
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Chris Bohn offers many years of experience helping those relocating to the Gainesville area as well as providing an aggressive marketing strategy for homes for sale in Gainesville. If you’re relocating to Gainesville, We will help you locate the perfect neighborhood first, then locate the perfect home for sale which fits your lifestyle and your budget.