Let’s get ready to list it! And yes, Michael Parico can help with that.

Preparing your home to be sold is easier said than done. Yes, it’s a sellers market, but to get the most for your house you’ll need to put in a little elbow grease. He knows that it’s served you perfectly well over the years and you like it the way it is. However, the typical buyer is looking for something fresh, updated, and neutral so that they can put their own finished touches on it once they buy. Let’s talk about some quick ideas for what you can do to get more bang for your buck!

Have a realtor or a home stager over to take a look at your house. (Michael Parico will bring a home stager over for a consultation free of charge for you!)

They’re the experts and can give you tips specific to your house and the area you live in for the price you want to sell at. A realtor will likely consult for free, but a home stager would likely charge a small fee for their expert advice. If you’re feeling clueless about what colors are in, what exactly feng shui is, or what furniture placement will make your room look the most spacious, this may be a perfect starting place for you.

Consider hiring a home inspector to come out to your home to do a thorough inspection.

Most interested buyers require an inspection before they are willing to move forward with a contract, so it may be a good idea to be prepared in advance. There may be areas of your home that you don’t see often or have maintained regularly and hidden problems could be discovered that would negatively affect your home’s value. You can’t fix it if you don’t even know it exists!

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to increase the appeal of your home is to paint!

As he mentioned before, buyers prefer a neutral and uncluttered space when they are looking at homes. Buy yourself a few gallons of paint, some rollers and paintbrushes, and get to work! You’ll be shocked at what a difference a fresh coat of paint can make.

The first thing a buyer will see when looking at your home is the outside.

You’ll want to make sure it has curb appeal! Although it takes a bit of sweat and muscle, you can clean up the outside of your home on your own. Cut the lawn, pull the weeds, trim the hedges, and buy some fresh mulch. Take a look at your front door. Could it use a fresh coat of paint? How about the trim? Give your siding a good washing, clean those windows, and add some hanging flower baskets. Make your home look like the home they’ve always wanted!

Last, but not least, clean, clean, clean!

Even the cleanest homes have nooks and crannies that have been ignored for a while. If you’re tired from all of the painting and yard work, consider hiring someone to give your house a good scrubbing from top to bottom. You only have one chance at a first impression. Make it a good one! Michael Parico is dedicated to getting you the most for your home. As a matter of fact, he will provide a consultation from an experienced home stager at no cost to you! Let’s work together to transform your old home into someone else’s new dream come true!

Step one, get your home listed.

All of those improvements you’ve made will look beautiful when captured by the lens of the professional photographer that Michael Parico hires for you! Once you get it listed, the showings begin! Here’s a great checklist to keep handy during the madness. Download it for free now!