How to Prepare Your Home to Sell in the Charlotte Area Real Estate Market

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Taylor Pelzel Realtor NC & SC Wilcox Real Estate Group

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Before Listing Your Home For Sale

Getting ready to sell your home can be an intimidating process. But once you learn about the steps you can take that can lead to a quick sale, you will be much more prepared to attract potential buyers. Taking steps such as depersonalizing allows buyers to imagine themselves in your home. With the proper decluttering, market research, and home staging, you give yourself the best chance of completing a fast, satisfying sale. You may even be surprised to learn that all these things can be done on a budget.

Cleaning The Outside of Your Home

First Appearance is everything when trying to appeal to buyers. Having your home pressure washed and clean by Ray with Clean Home Power Washing. It’s well worth the investment and will add instant curb appeal.

Decluttering and Depersonalizing

If your home has lots of clutter (or even a little), it detracts from the overall presentation. Potential buyers are far more motivated to consider purchasing your home when they have the ability to picture their own personal touches and tastes applied to every room.

To start the decluttering process, throw out any items that you aren’t using. For those items that you do not want to throw away, there is no shortage of local organizations, thrift stores, and charities where you can donate them. Some organizations will even pick your items up for free.

If you find that you still have items leftover, you may want to consider putting them into a storage facility. Storage facilities have a range of options to fit your budget. Storing your items will also give you more time and space when it is time for the move.

While decluttering the interior of your home is important, you should not ignore the outside area, either. Be sure to get rid of any clutter in your yard. Patio areas tend to accumulate lots of unnecessary items that detract from your home’s curb appeal.

Hiring a cleaning service can help you to address areas that you may have overlooked, and getting rid of unwanted scents gives your home a fresh feel. There are many affordable cleaning services that will provide you with comprehensive cleaning without breaking your budget.

Cleaning The Outside of Your Home

Researching the Market

When you are preparing your home for the market, it helps to discuss your options with a real estate agent who has experience selling other homes in your area. A local real estate agent has valuable knowledge that can lessen the amount of time your home sits on the market. In fact, according to research, hiring the right real estate agent could make all the difference in the time it takes to sell your home.

Staging Your Home

Staging your home for photos and open houses is a crucial piece of getting it ready for the market. A professional photographer who has experience in real estate photography can take high-quality photos of your home. This investment is well worth your time and money, as professional photographers have the expertise to make your home look amazing to potential buyers.

When you are preparing for an open house, it once again helps to consult with a local real estate agent. An experienced agent can view your home objectively, similar to how a potential buyer will see it. Regardless of the work you have put into staging your home, a real estate broker can offer you some unique market insights that you may have missed.

Potential buyers moving to the Charlotte Area like to see that you put time and effort into preparing your home. By depersonalizing, decluttering, and staging your home, you make a strong impression. When it is time for an open house, you will be glad you took the right steps to make your home attractive to the widest range of buyers.

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