Tips for Selling Your Home

In today's real estate market it's important to make your house appealing to potential buyers.  Your home needs to impress someone enough to keep them from driving on to the next one.  The good news is that it’s often the little things which can make a lasting impression on potential buyers. 

Follow our home selling tips to make sure you are helping your home put its “best foot” forward!

  • Clean up the outside of your home.  In our experience curb appeal is the single biggest factor in determining the “wow” factor of your home.  With just a few simple steps you can improve your home’s first impression to a potential buyer:
    • Take care of those nagging maintenance issues
    • Wash or paint (if needed) your home’s exterior
    • Wash the windows
  • Brighten your yard and gardens.  Spruce up the garden beds with fresh plants and mulch and make sure those bushes and hedges are trimmed. 
  • Touch up the interior of your home.  Most people will try and straighten up a home before listing but we suggest the following tips:
    • Put a fresh coat of paint on the main areas if needed
    • Wash all hard floors and shampoo carpets
    • Get rid of that clutter!
  • Replace worn out fixtures throughout the home.  Buyers will notice leaky faucets, overhead lights that don’t work and missing towel bars.  Replacing worn out or broken items are an easy way to approve the re-sale value of your home.
  • Get a home inspection.  Is your home ready for the market?  Our staff can help you determine if there are any issues with your home that should be addressed prior to trying to sell it.  This could include inspecting your home for termites, dry rot, faulty structure, roof condition, septic tank and well tests, just to name a few.   Take a look at the top 10 questions that HUD recommends asking a home inspector. 

Savoie Realty can assist you in finding qualified responsible professionals to do these inspections and provide you with written reports.  We are also happy to help you spot the critical maintenance or "curb appeal" items that may have the most impact for your home.

Please contact us today for more persnoalized information regarding your home.