Imagine putting your house on the market and having buyers lining up to see it before your Coldwell Banker Gosslee agent even hold the Open House?!
At Coldwell Banker Gosslee, our Agents are trained to help you prepare every step of the way to make sure that you get the most money when it sells!
BE PREPARED. A PREPARED SELLER IS A SUCCESSFUL SELLER.
The first step to getting prepared to sell your home is to find a Coldwell Banker Gosslee Agent who you like and trust to work with. They will be your key piece to preparing your house for sale.
Look for an Agent who knows how to market like the year that we are in. Social media marketing is a must for creating the most exposure and demand once your home hits the market. Make sure you discuss the marketing strategies they'll use to sell your home before it's listed.
You'll also want to get their professional advice on any improvements or changes you should make prior to putting the sale sign up - such as staging, room optimization, etc.
CLEANING, DECLUTTERING, AND ORGANIZING.
If you want to make the most money from your home sale, you'll want to make sure your house looks its best. Now is the time to do a deep clean - wash windows, power wash your deck and patio, wipe down all of your cabinets, trim, doors, etc. Make it look as move in ready as possible.
It's also time to "Marie Kondo" your house to show how much space you have instead of how much stuff you have. Our cloest trick is to take out half of what is in your closets and put it into storage bins (or get rid of it!) and then neatly hang or fold the rest.
If your home needs a LOT of organizing, consider hiring a professional organizer to get it in shape!
THE PRE-LISTING REPAIRS
Once you have an accepted offer, you may think you're in the clear and now know how much money you're making from your home sale.
But, did you know that the Home Inspection is one part of the transaction where you can actually still lose some of that money?
If you know that there are items that need repair around your home, it is good to take care of those prior to listing your home. That way you can make those on your own before putting it on the market. This gives you time to shop around for contractors and better prices and you can take care of things on your own terms. Whereas during the transaction, the buyers could have a say in how things get done and who does them.
Of course, let your Coldwell Banker Gosslee Agent advise you first before making any of those repairs so they can properly advise you - but know that it is always a good idea to do what you can prior to listing. It will make your home more attractive and will ultimately save you money in the long run!
Do you want more information on how to make the most money when selling your home? Call us today!
Bossier City Office 318-747-5411
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