If you’re getting ready to sell your home, there’s one piece of advice no home seller should ignore: get a pair of fresh eyes to evaluate your home.
For most people, it’s best to call a friend or family member who will be completely – and sometimes brutally – honest with you. You want to know the truth about what buyers will think of your home, so it’s important that you invite someone you trust to give it to you.
Talk to Your Realtor® About What’s Good… And What’s Not
Discuss what your friend or family member has told you with your Realtor. This is essential, because he or she has in-depth experience with what potential homebuyers want in a home.
No matter how much you already know about curb appeal and staging your home for sale, there may be things you miss. That’s because it’s human nature to become blind to things we see every day; we just tune them out.
However, the things you’ve tuned out may scream, “This house is poorly maintained!” to potential buyers. Look around your home and ask yourself what you might have tuned out over the years. Check for:
- Sticking drawers
- Creaky floorboards
- Chipped paint (don’t forget the baseboards)
- Loose shingles
- Sagging or damaged window screens
- Loose cupboard and drawer handles
- Cracks in cement or asphalt
- Dripping faucets
- Gutters that are pulling away from your home
- Rust marks in sinks or tubs
- Damaged caulk around sinks or tubs
- Creaking doors or doors that stick
Are You Selling a Home in Tampa Bay?
If you’re selling a home in Tampa Bay, we can help you get it on the market at just the right price. We’ll give you a free comparative market analysis so you know what the fair market value is, which will help you sell your home quickly (and without leaving money on the table).
Call us at 727-584-8480 or 813-961-6000, or get in touch with us online.