Spring Listing Checklist—Start NOW!
By Kelly Rosen, Solid Source Realty
IT’S NO SECRET THAT SPRING IS THE MOST ACTIVE TIME TO ATTRACT BUYERS FOR YOUR HOME. EVEN THOUGH THERE WILL BE A LARGE INFLUX OF BUYERS DURING THIS TIME, YOUR HOME NEEDS TO LOOK ITS BEST AND BE MOVE IN READY.
Declutter Now: Since the holidays are over, now is a great time to start decluttering your home. Remove all personal photos, remove items from your built in shelves and remove items from your kids rooms that they don’t use daily. The idea is to allow buyers to see their own furnishings in your home and not get distracted with your personal belongings. Less Is Best!
Kitchen & Bath Conditions: Your kitchen and master bath are selling features of your home. Take a look around and make sure the cabinets are in good shape. If you have stained cabinets that are in rough shape, try using Old English Scratch Cover to cover the knicks and scratches. This product can transform your solid wood cabinets and it only costs a few bucks. For painted cabinets, find the old paint and touch up the dings and chipped paint. Replacing brass fixtures is a great way to update your bathrooms.
Interior Paint Colors: Browns and yellows are out! Take a look around your foyer and main living areas. Do you have bold colors, browns, yellows, wallpaper, or a lot of faux painting? Unfortunately, these are no longer popular with today’s buyers and it is best to repaint the main living areas prior to listing your home.
Check Your Hardwoods: Take an honest look at your hardwood floors. Are they in good condition or could they use refinishing? I have a flooring contact that refinishes hardwoods without breaking the bank. Please reach out to my cell, (770) 568-9241, if you would like his contact information.
The Magic Formula! In Metro Atlanta, there is heavy competition for homes and quite a bit of inventory in certain price ranges. There is a magic formula for getting your house to sell for top dollar in the shortest amount of time. The formula is (drumroll please!)—Condition, Presentation & Price. When there is a good amount of competition among homes, the way you get your home to stand out above the rest is to make it look spectacular. There are ways to accomplish this without spending a fortune. Contact me (770) 568-9241 for an appointment. It is my pleasure to help you accomplish this with simple updates, modifications and staging. Kelly Rosen is a REALTOR® with Solid Source Realty who specializes in helping sellers maximize their home’s potential in the competitive Atlanta market.