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Are you selling your home? Are you considering it? If so, give Big Mike a call. I can help you get the best price for your home, as quickly as possible. One of the first steps is to make sure your home is ready to sell.

You’ve probably seen in movies or heard stories about people baking cookies prior to an open house or a viewing. While there is no proof that the aroma of homemade cookies can help when selling your home, it definitely can’t hurt. It’s about creating an experience from the moment a potential buyer walks through the door. They have to picture themselves in the living room enjoying the cookies or in the kitchen making them.

Homebuyers have said they know if a house is for them just by walking in the front door. It’s a visual world we live in. People like to see, and not see, certain things in the first few seconds. I’ve put together a few tips below to help you get your house ready for listing and viewing:

    • Clean. Make sure your home is clean. It goes without saying that people have a hard time choosing a home that is dirty. Give your house a good cleaning – top to bottom. This includes cleaning screens on the outside of the home, and even garages.
    • De-clutter. One of the most important things you can do to prepare your home is to de-clutter. We all collect things over time, but potential home buyers don’t want to see them. They want to see the square footage of the home, so they can picture their own items in it. This also includes de-personalizing your home by removing such things as family photos.
    • Touch up. Grab some paint and a brush and get rid of any scuff marks, dings or nicks in baseboards and walls. Don’t forget to take care of any nail pops that may be in your walls. A fresh, clean surface is much more appealing and sends a message that the home is in good condition.

I have many more tips to share for making your home look its best. If you’re selling your home, let me help. I will put my real estate knowledge, passion and savvy to work for you. Contact me today. Let’s get started.