When buyers become scarce, sellers have to step up and make their offering stand out to attract attention. Without spending a fortune, sellers can easily highlight several of their home’s features.
First, beat buyers to the punch with a pre-listing home inspection. By discovering and fixing problems before buyers ever see the home, you can impress them with a worry-free, move-in-now opportunity.
Once the mechanical and structural features of your home have been addressed, move on to the aesthetic details. First impressions count, so make sure your home is inviting from the curb. Spiff up landscaping, paint, entrances and windows.
Inside, pay attention to bath and kitchen details, because those rooms are often most important when buyers are making a decision. Aside from deep cleaning, consider updating bath and kitchen faucets and even sinks.
Finally, get a jump on your moving by organizing your closets and ditching or packing all that you possibly can. A good guideline is to reduce your closets to half-full, so that the buyers can easily picture the space for their own storage needs. A few "preemptive strikes" should be all you need to attract buyers and offers, so contact me for additional tips.
Patricia Dalmazio is a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker with 20 years of experience in the Real Estate field. If you have any questions, please call her at 516.944.2877 or email: Patricia.Dalmazio@Elliman.com