So, I think it’s time for a list of questions to ask your agent after you hire him or her, during the homebuying process, to max out the advantages you have from having this person on your side — here are some starters:
People with varying tastes need to feel that they can make the home their own if they purchase it. This is the distinction between decorating your home and staging it to sell.
Search the Web for auctions and yard sales in your area. I’ve found that the best deals happen on rainy days, when everyone would rather be indoors and you’ll face less competition.
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Repair anything that is broken – Prior to inspection, make sure that you fix anything that is broken or in disrepair. When buyers see that something needs repair, the first thing that comes to their mind is the cost. This usually causes them to negotiate a lower price to accommodate the work they will have to do when they move in.
Planning to sell your house may require a lot of preparation. You need to be ready for a possible home inspection that your potential buyer will likely request. Making sure that your house is in good shape will enable you to pass the inspection and close the deal. If you do not prepare your home, and the inspector reports problems, you will either end up selling your house at a lower negotiated price or have no buyers at all.
In order for you to pass your buyer’s home inspection, here are a few tips you can follow:
- Thoroughly clean the house – The first thing your buyers will want to see is if your house is clean enough for them to live in. Sure, they will have to maintain the house themselves if they move in, but presenting a clean and well-organized house will augment its overall beauty and value.
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Give the Illusion of Space
The first step to properly prepare, or stage your home, is to remove the clutter and unnecessary accessories.
Now there are signs that a true residential property recovery is under way.
If you’re not yet 100 percent sure you’re selling, replacing them now allows you to enjoy the upgrades