Get Ready – Set – Sell!
Our homes are most valuable and cherished assets. That’s why it’s important to partner with trusted advisers who have an understanding of the real estate market and who can expertly price a property to help the seller find the highest possible offer in a timely manner.
The Gemini Realty Team provides every seller with a program tailored specifically to their needs. With an unequaled level of discretion and personalized attention, their clients receive the benefits of having two agents for the price of one. The Gemini Realty Team can position a home to move quickly and at the highest possible price.
Lets Get Started and Prepare your Home for Sale!
Your home is likely your largest investment. As professional real estate agents, our goal is to make sure you get the best possible price in the shortest amount of time. Showing an appealing, uncluttered home that stands out is a must, as is highlighting key features of your home.
The following information is based on proven marketing techniques that will make your home stand out!
Buyers have already judged your home before they walk through the front door. That’s why curb appeal is so important. Welcome buyers with trimmed bushes, colorful flowers and a well-maintained home exterior – that includes the roof, which may be the single most important aspect of your home exterior.
- Fix missing or torn shingles
- Trim landscaping and lawn
- Straighten and clean gutters and downspouts
- Reseal a worn-looking or stained driveway
- Clean decks and patios
Inside your home the foyer offers a second chance to make a great impression – it sets the stage for the rest of your home. When everything is in its place and spotless, it’s sure to make an impression.
A Spotless Home
A clean home is essential. Pay special attention to bathrooms closets and the kitchen. You may also want to wash windows in every room and freshen scuffed walls with a new coat of neutral-colored paint.
Removing clutter helps buyers focus on the architectural features of your home. Remove half the items in closets and neatly organize what’s left. An organized closet tells buyers that you take good care of the rest of house too. Room by room, remove the clutter – it’s amazing how much larger a room looks without it.
Personal photographs and artifacts distract buyers. 95% of buyers can’t see past what is in your home. The less personal items in your home, the easier it is for buyers to imagine themselves living there.
A Fresh Scent
With the very first step inside your home, smell has an impact – make it work to your advantage. Some of the most pleasant scents include vanilla, lemon, cinnamon and cookies.
Peace and Quiet
The best sound to a buyer is peach and quiet. If you feel your house is too silent, playing non-offensive, soft music is okaighty. Be aware of possible noises and avoid them during a showing.
Bring in the Light
Natural light is something every buyer wants a lot of in a home. People react more favorably to properties show under brighter light than dark. Open window treatments and let natural light shine in. Wash the windows and clear them of obstructions.
Focus on the Kitchen
Many people consider the kitchen the center of the home, and its condition can have a major impact on your home’s value. If your appliances are old and outdated, replace at least one with a new energy efficient model – new appliances are an important feature to home buyers. Also, replace cabinet hardware for an updated look.
The overall condition of the bathroom is important to buyers. Be sure your bathroom has working faucets, toilets and lights. Don’t under estimate fresh flowers – they add a nice to the bathroom.
Basement and Attic
Often an after thought, the state of both the attic and basement says much about the health of your home. Consider painting the stairways. Both should be well-organized and well lit for buyers to inspect. Is your attic properly insulated and the basement dry and mold free?
A well organized garage not only looks larger, it makes a positive statement about your home. A garage stacked with boxes looks cluttered and small. Carefully choose what your store there.