Selling Your Home? Get Ready!

by Simon Conway - Date: 2007-05-16 - Word Count: 322 Share This!

When you decide to sell your home, there are one or two things that you should be ready to deal with. The first is the emotional stress that will undoubtedly happen if you are especially attached to the home as most of us are. The second thing is the work that is concerned with getting the home in the right shape to sell. Even in the most obsessively clean home, there will still be a thing or two that needs to be done to make it ready for the market. They can take a bit of time and effort so set some time aside to make sure that your home is ready for viewers.

Step one is to clean like a pro. Or to make it even easier, hire a pro then simply maintain the job that they did. But one thing is for sure, the clutter needs to go. Now what is defined as clutter may not be what you are expecting. Try thinking about it like this: do you use it on a daily basis? Weekly? If not it might be suspect. Besides, you are selling your home. This implies moving. So it might be a good idea to start your packing early and save some time.

Step two is to take care of the home's exterior. A clean and quick sale hinges on first impressions and a buyer's first impression is largely formed by the exterior impact of your home. If the front of your home is not attractive then the possibility of a sale is exponentially lowered. A good way to gauge the impact of your home is to take some pictures from the street. Now, compare those pictures to some pictures in home & garden magazines. Then compare them to other homes for sale in your area. These homes are your direct competition. So be sure to do what is necessary to set your home apart from your competition.

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Simon Conway is a real estate agent specializing in Orlando FL real estate. For excellent service and advice on buying or selling real estate or investing in real estate contact Simon today.

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