Selling Your Anchorage or Mat-Su Property?
Whether you're looking to sell property in Anchorage AK or anywhere else, always keep in mind the details you might initially forget to take care of. These small adjustments can actually be the difference in a buyer purchasing your home or not.
Read through this simple checklist and make sure you've taken care of these things before you show your house to any potential buyers. Remember that buyers do notice the details so be sure everything is as clean and polished as possible. When you prepare your house for showing, remember to:
- Cut the grass
- Tend to any landscaping
- Remove any yard clutter
- Weed gardens
- Wash steps, windows, railings, doors, etc.
- Paint if needed
- Remove unnecessary clutter from garages
- Scrub and dust
- Get rid of indoor clutter
- Tend to any repairs
- Clean bathrooms including toilets, showers, and tubs
- Hang fresh towels
- Oil squeaky doors
- Eliminate any food/smoking/pet odors
- Remove stains
- Open shades and turn on all lights
- Make beds
- Turn TV off
- Turn radio on soft music with low volume
More to consider
When preparing your home for a showing, make sure to listen to suggestions from others, especially your realtor. Your realtor will have professional tips about making your home presentable and marketable. Remember to take personal items out of the house before a showing. The buyer should be able to see themselves in the home. The buyer could feel like an intruder if the home has too many personal items. So, keep things neutral. Decorate in neutral colors and keep things simple so the buyer can imagine the house as their own. For the showing, it's best if you are out of the house. Buyers are generally more comfortable if you're not there. They will also spend more time in the home. If you must be there, be unobtrusive. Make sure to stay unemotional during the negotiation process. Keep a business-like attitude for the whole process.
And remember to always choose a Real Estate agent you trust!