Howard Hanna Presidents Circle of Achievement
Consistent Mega Million Dollar Producer
CABOR Professional of the Year
Marcus L. Smythe Professional Realtor Award
National Sales Award
Top 5% Nationally
23 Time Quality Service Award Recipient
Ohio Association of Realtor's - President's Sales Club
Residential Relocation Specialist (RRS)
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
Distinctive Home Specialist (DHS)
When selling your home, it is important to help the potential buyer imagine themselves living their daily lives in the space of your home. For that reason, it is best to remove personal items and stage your home to maximize space and accent neutrality. I can help you set the stage for a quick sale. Here are a few suggestions to get the ball rolling:
Make sure the outside of your home is crisp and clean. Clear out weeds and leaves, trim the bushes and touch-up paint if necessary. Keep the grass cut and the snow shoveled too! In the Spring and Summer months, a fresh batch of mulch does wonders for your exterior appeal.
Begin to pack up your personal items and knick knacks. While you are at it, clean out closets and storage cupboards too; buyers will definitely look inside.
Rent a storage unit for your boxes and extra furniture.
This will help to remove clutter and make your rooms look larger and more inviting for the buyers.
Clean, Clean, Clean.
A spic and span home looks most inviting. Scrub showers and tubs, floors and kitchen area and make sure your windows sparkle!
Clean the carpets and replace light bulbs.
Having the carpets cleaned helps to remove dirt in heavy traffic patterns and new light bulbs in closets and rooms make everything appear brighter.
Neutral Wall Colors.
Fresh new neutral colors tell the buyers the home is clean and up to date. Consider removing wall coverings – often times buyers will deduct up to $10,000 from home’s asking price in anticipation of having to perform this task themselves.
Update, Update, Update!
When readying your home for the market, set a budget on how much you want or can afford to spend on updating. Traditionally, buyers respond best to updated baths and kitchens. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make things look fresh and new. Some inexpensive items to consider when updating are light fixtures, faucets and cabinet hardware. Brushed nickel seems to be the current hardware trend.
Although most of us have a family pet, it is best to remove as much evidence of a resident as possible.