Getting Ready to Sell

So you’re thinking of selling your home, ask your REALTOR® to assist you with ideas for your home.  Your agent has a trained eye previewing homes at least once or twice a week.  Your agent should know what your competition looks like and with this bit of knowledge can help suggest projects that might push your home to the next level.

The first thing is to eliminate clutter, gleam those bookshelves, pack those family pictures & collections, empty out the closets and don’t forget the kitchen & garage.  Toys need to be picked up and stored away, pack things that the kids aren’t playing with today. Keep the bathrooms spotless.

Paint is inexpensive and adds a fresh clean look, keep your colors neutral as much as possible.  Add color with fresh flowers and accessories.  Fresh bedding and towels are also important consider buying a new comforter for the master bedroom.

Flooring is always an issue, if the carpet is worn and stained and professional cleaning leaves it looking old & dirty, giving a carpet credit won’t always work.  Buyers are very visual and although many can see the potential in your home a clean or new carpet gives your home the appearance of a well-cared for home.

Pet odor can be offensive, wash your dog, clean or replace their bedding.  Replace or clean the doggie door.  Clean the cat box daily; keep an open box of baking soda near-by to help eliminate odors.  Groom your pets to help with shedding and pet hair.

Curb appeal is also important and ‘instant color’ pony-packs of flowers are the easiest way to add punch.  Rack debris, trim shrubs & trees, clean sidewalks & walkways.

Now you’re ready for your first ‘Open House’.

“If this is your kind of town…let me show you the neighborhood.”®   Live the ‘slo life’ in San Luis Obispo County.  Shirley Hulin is a full-time REALTOR® and manager for Century 21 Hometown Realty she works with a team of professionals who are ready to help you with all of your Real Estate needs in San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties.  Contact Shirley at    

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