The Time To Pack Is Before You List Your Home

Dated: October 4 2017

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Are you ready to sell your home? If so,

Impact Realty Group, LLC is here to help.

Here are 4 tips.

First and foremost, make sure it’s ready to sell.  

The first impression is the only impression

In today's digital age, people are checking out your home online before they even drive by it. Maximize your digital presence by allowing us (your realtor) to take as many photos as possible. You can also do your part by adding decorative accents throughout the home, such as flowers or updated hardware.

With your home's exterior being the first photo potential buyers will see, take an afternoon to spruce it up. Add some vibrant flowers, inexpensive shrubs and get that lawn freshly mowed.

“Twenty dollars of fresh flowers makes a huge difference,”

Take the “home” out of your house

Those photo frames lined up in your living room featuring your family’s smiling faces? Take them down. The reason being is you want people to focus on your home, not your pictures. Potential buyers will likely become engrossed in looking at your unique pictures and not the home itself.  

Also store away memorabilia collections, personal keepsakes and tone down any themed bedrooms, which can be distracting if they are not the potential buyer’s taste.

Themed bedrooms are not a good selling point as obviously everyone has different taste.

The kitchen comes first

Kitchens will make or break a sale, so consider updating yours before putting the home on the market. Experts say that kitchen upgrades, will most likely get you 85 percent of your money back, and renovations eliminate a buyers negotiating points (they may ask you to knock $10,000 off the price because the kitchen needs updating, etc…).

To make the kitchen looking fresh without draining the bank account, consider adding a fresh coat of neutral-colored paint and new hardware to dated cabinets. If you do have a little bit of cash to spend in this area, consider adding at least one stainless steel appliance to give the kitchen a high-end look.

Half-empty the closets

Storage sells, but packed closets make it look like your home doesn’t have much room for a buyer’s things. Showcase your closets by taking half of your belongings out of them then neatly organizing what remains. Another nice touch is to swap out cheap plastic hangers for wood ones, as they give a high-end look to closets.

“The key to selling your home is about 32 Rubbermaid containers.

“The time to pack is before you list your home.”

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Tracy Spradlin - Broker

2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 “Best Realtor” ALT Readers Choice Award, Voted 2006 Best Realtor by Four States Living Magazine, 2011 Texarkana Board of Realtors President, 2011 Texarkana Board of....

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