Living in Savannah is appealing to people partly due to its overall charm, atmosphere, and southern lifestyle. Today’s real estate market presents some very unique opportunities for the many newly qualified buyers out there, with interest rates near record lows and affordability near record highs. As an agent who has helped hundreds of families make their dreams of homeownership come true in Savannah, I would like to provide home sellers with these tips – things you will want to take into consideration before you list your home for sale.
Curb Appeal is the First Impression
Potential buyers will make their very first decision about your home as soon as they drive up in front of it. This is your opportunity to grab their attention and portray a nicely landscaped, well-maintained exterior, which will naturally invite them to come inside. If your home could use a fresh coat of paint, now is the time. Other ideas you may consider are updating the color of the front door, replacing the mailbox, or adding flowers to the porch. It will only help you as the home seller to go the extra mile to make that first impression a good one.
Check for and Make Repairs
The last thing you want to happen is for a cabinet door to fall off during a showing. It is really important to check all around the home for anything that may need some TLC or repairs. I’m not saying have the roof replaced because a shingle blew off, but things like leaky faucets, burnt out light bulbs, and loose cabinet doors should be in top working condition. If the home is remembered as well maintained, potential buyers will feel more at ease when it comes time to make an offer.
Prepare Your Home for Showings
Once you’ve given the exterior of your home the touch of charm it needed, you’ll want to move inside and get your home ready for potential buyers to envision them living their lives here. Each room should be cleaned top to bottom, including the windows and the baseboards! Remove any furniture that is crowding the room, and make sure each room has its own function. For example, a three bedroom home will appeal to the largest number of buyers if all three rooms are shown as bedrooms, as opposed to one being a room for storage. Once you’ve gone through your home and packed up some things to present it in its best possible light, you’ll be on your way to attracting an offer.
If you are getting ready to put your home up for sale and would like more information about where to start, please contact me, as I’m here to help!
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