Getting your house ready to sell can seem enormously intimidating – there just seems to be so much to do in the beginning. But selling your house in Floresville doesn’t have to be such a daunting undertaking. If you start early enough and do the things that matter the most first, it will be far more manageable. Also, keep in mind that if you have any equity in your house, it’s a job for which you’ll be handsomely paid at the end – the sale.
Determine a Listing Date and Work Backward
The very first step in preparing for selling your Floresville house is to set a planned listing date. You don’t need to get it on the market right away because you’ll need time to do everything that needs to be done. So once you’ve set a listing date, work backward from there to plan the work in stages that move forward toward the date set. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time, and let your agent know that there will be no showings before the future date of your choice.
Get Other Eyes on It
It’s always a good idea to get another set of eyes on your house. So ask someone you know and trust to do a walk-through with you to see what needs to be done. When you’ve been living in a home, you get accustomed to many things and are no longer aware that they need repairing or updating. You can be sure, however, that buyers will see everything – all those flooring flaws and sagging bits of ceiling trim – that no longer draw your attention owing to long familiarity. Make sure, then, that the friend you choose to help you out has a keen eye and will be brutally honest.
Get Rid of the Clutter
Another key preparation for selling your Floresville house is getting rid of all the clutter. You know that already. The trick is deciding just what can stay and what has to go.
Go check out some online listing photos of higher-end houses and pay attention to what you see – or, more specifically, what you don’t see. Basically, in those photos, you’ll see maybe a chair, a couch, a coffee table, a couple of end tables, and nothing more. And that’s the look you need to try to achieve. So get rid of or move to storage anything that will detract from that open, inviting look.
Attitude plays a big role here, so just look at it as pre-moving. You’ll already have a big part of that onerous job of moving already done. Everything you keep in your home should contribute to the overall feeling and effect that will entice buyers.
And, of course, you know that selling your Floresville house will involve a certain amount of painting. Filling, patching, and painting walls will make your house look markedly cleaner, fresher, and more inviting. And it doesn’t really cost all that much. But colors do matter – a lot.
At this stage, you should no longer view your house as your home, but, rather, as an asset. So when prospective buyers come through, you don’t want them seeing colors they will want to paint over. The consensus among real estate professionals is that you should use light, neutral colors – colors that will help buyers to see your house as their new home.
If you’re planning on selling your house this year, you do need to start preparing now. But if you follow our tips here, that apparently huge job will be far easier to manage.
The first step in getting buyers in the door is the curb appeal. Most people will talk about freshening up the landscape and while that is very important there are other things you can do like freshening up the paint. While you probably don’t want the expense of repainting your entire house, any peeling paint or rot does need to be dealt with. Rot can stop an FHA loan in its tracks so that needs to be fixed unless you want to only have cash buyers or MAYBE a conventional loan. Even a conventional loan can be stopped by rot. It will depend upon the severity or the appraiser and the lender. Why take a chance when you can avoid the problem before it starts.
Here is an article on landscaping curb appeal: Make your house stand out with curb appeal
Another item that many do not think about is window coverings. People choose their window treatments based upon how they look inside but there is another side to that window treatment which is the street view. Here is an article addressing that issue:
Tips for selling a small house This article has a link to Kathy Streib’s staging business which has some before & after pictures that really help you see the difference changes can make even in a home that looks nice already.
AND IF YOU NEED MORE GUIDANCE OR AN ALTERNATIVE AND EASIER SOLUTION FOR SELLING YOUR Floresville HOUSE, WE CAN HELP. CALL TODAY AT (210) 216-7722 OR FILL OUT THE FORM TO DISCOVER MORE.
As the Floresville Real Estate Agent – Faye Y Taylor is here for your questions and to help