Whether you’re making plans to buy a home or you hope to be selling one soon, springtime is when the real estate market in Holden Beach and surrounding areas comes alive. Homebuyers appear to come out of hibernation and start their search in earnest. Today’s buyers are more savvy than ever when it comes to knowing what they need vs. what they want as well as how much they are willing to pay for what matters most in a home.
You have one chance to make a good impression. That phrase could have been coined by someone in the real estate market. For those who are preparing to sell their home, first get it cleaned up, fixed up, and sparkling before it’s listed. The most likely buyers are those that come around when your property first hits the market. If your home isn’t “ready for prime time” you might not get another chance.
It's very much about what's inside. Once the landscaping has been finetuned around your home it’s time to focus on the interior. You know those loud colors that you just love? They will drive buyers away and they won't be back. When buyers are looking at homes they want to see neutral shades of white and beige. Easy as it may be, buyers don't want to buy a home that they will have to repaint the interior of just to be able to spend one night there.
Scrub, scrub, and scrub some more. Wash your front door to get all the finger prints off. Take a hose or power washer and spray off the exterior of your home to get the street grime off of it. Take the time to clean all the windows -- both inside and out. If these aren't projects you want to tackle then call any one of the window cleaning businesses and house cleaning companies in the area. They not only clean windows and exteriors of homes but also can power wash your walkways, driveway, patios and porches.
Purge the excess from your home. You may think you hear this too much but that’s because it’s true. Less really is more and it speaks volumes. Homebuyers don’t want to see that you’ve outgrown your house and that’s exactly what overpacked closets say. Remove at least half of what’s in all of your closets to show them as spacious. Brighten up those closets with a coat of bright white paint and a light bulb. These things all add up to a positive experience for homebuyers looking at your home.
While the majority of buyers will start their search online, when they're ready to view some properties they call us at ReMax at the Beach. As soon as a home is listed with us property photos are taken and descriptions are written. Be sure your home is ready to go as soon as it goes on the market. To get more tips on how to sell or buy a home, contact us at 800-360-9770. We’d be happy to meet with you and share our positive experience