Are you getting your home ready to sell in Albuquerque? If so, it’s a busy time for sure, with plenty of preparations to make. One of the things you need to really focus on though is making your home stand out in the Albuquerque real estate market. This is called staging. Many people may feel the need to hire a professional to make their home shine. There’s nothing at all wrong with that idea, but it can get expensive. You can save money by doing a few basic main tasks. And the best part is that you can save money and raise the potential of selling your home for more. Here’s what you can do.
De-Clutter & Clean
Who wants to buy a dirty home? Not many, so make sure you go through your house with a fine-tooth comb. Your home needs the deepest clean it’s ever had. Go room by room and clean from top to bottom. Then sort through all of your possessions and decide what really needs to stay for showings and what you can discard or put in storage. Doing this kills two birds with one stone. You not only raise the appeal of your home, but it will be easier to move when you sell. Keep in mind that this is no longer going to be your home. Buyers need to see it as their own, so make sure the slate is as clean as possible so that they can envision their own possessions in it.
Sure, the pink kid’s room may have been cute once. But it may not appeal to everyone. The best thing with rooms is to make them more generic instead of making it seem like they need to be used for the purpose you used them for. You can paint the bedrooms a more gender neutral color and take down posters and other personal items. If you have a room that you used for something specific, like a sewing room, you may want to turn it into a more general guest room with a desk or table for projects. Like we mentioned above, buyers need to see this home as their own and be able to see themselves living in it.
We all know the saying about first impressions. When it comes to selling a home, that saying rings true. What do people think when they drive by your home? Why not ask your neighbors or friends? The more ideas and input you can get, the better. The fact is that many times buyers will drive by a home before they even schedule a showing. You don’t want that, obviously, so make sure you make the outside of your home appeal to as many buyers as possible. You should make sure the yard is well cared for. Add a fresh coat of paint to the siding and trim. Polish or replace dull hardware. Clean the walkways and driveway. Also think about investing in new roofing if it’s showing its age.
Other things you can look at in your home are making sure your foyer is clean and clutter free, do a walk through to find areas to focus on, find ways to let in more light, cleaning the fridge and organize the cupboards.