As June is now here and homebuyers are out and walking through your Windsor home, yet it still hasn’t sold, ask if you have done everything you can to sell it quickly. It’s not luck that sells a home, it’s careful planning. If your home has been on the market for several weeks now, and you know it’s priced correctly, it’s now time to take a deep breath and make sure your Windsor home is a marketable one.
1. Cut Emotional Ties To Your Home: Many buyers just can’t say goodbye to a home and it creates difficultly in effectively selling your property. If you are hanging on to any sentiments regarding your home and find it is difficult to let go, it’s time to say to yourself: “This is not my home. It is a house.” If you are certain you must sell your home, then don’t look backwards, look forwards and know the future is bright.
2. De-Personalize: If you haven’t already, pack up any personal photos and heirlooms. It’s a well-known fact that buyers just can’t see past your family pictures and your child’s trophy collection in the family room. Remember, you want buyers to imagine putting their own artifacts in the house, and they can’t do it if they are overwhelmed with your presence.
3. De-Clutter, De-Clutter, De-Clutter! Have we said that enough? If your real estate agent has asked you to pack away excess furniture and accessories in your Windsor home, and you have resisted, now is the time to do it as the busy summer home buying season is well underway. Remove all books from bookcases, pack up the knickknacks, take everything off kitchen counters and remember this: If you don’t need it, donate it or throw it away. Make your rooms look bigger by getting rid of extra furniture.
4. Replace Favorite Items: If you plan on taking your chandelier above the dining room table, remove it and replace with another one. Are you taking your appliances? Replace as well. Remember, if they never see it, they won’t want it. Store these pieces in a storage unit.
5. Act Like A Buyer: Act like a potential buyer for your Windsor home. Start outside and look at your curb appeal. Does it invite you in? Are sidewalks cleared, lawn mowed and bushes trimmed? Does your front door make you want to walk inside? Once in the house, are the rooms clean, furniture well-appointed and does it look welcoming? If it looks like nobody lives in the house, you’ve done your job!