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New Year, New Home: 5 Resolutions to Get Your Home Ready to Sell in 2019

Hello, 2019! As we start adjusting to post-Holiday life, it’s time to think hard about our resolutions for the year.

Not, it’s no secret that most people give up on their resolutions 2 weeks into the new year. But, if your goal for 2019 is to sell your home, please know that your goal is achievable! In fact, with a little bit of planning ahead of time, you can successfully sell in 2019. Want to know how to get started?

Here are 5 ways to get your home ready to sell in 2019.

Start Decluttering

Woman mopping the kitchen floor.Before you go into the numbers and figures of everything, start getting your home ready. The first and simplest way to do this is by decluttering your home.

Go through every closet, shelve, cabinet, and storage space and look for things that you no longer need. This is a wonderful time to get rid of clothing that doesn’t fit, useless knick knacks you don’t want, unused items that have no value, and anything else you simply no longer need! Consider donating them to a thrift store or even starting an account on a website like eBay or PoshMark to make a few extra bucks.

Trust us: the decluttering process feels good, and it will make your house look cleaner and brighter than ever!

Get Acquainted with the Market

Start slow, this isn’t a sprint! Do a little bit of research to see how the market in your town is doing. Look at things like current listing prices, what homes have sold for in your neighborhood, and how much inventory there is.

Think about your timeline for selling. In an ideal world, when would you like to have your home sold by? It doesn’t have to be a specific date and time! It could be as simple as: I want my home sold before the new school year starts in August. 

Once you have a time in mind, plan around that.

Perform Any Necessary Repairs

Woman repairing the floor with a drill.Have a leaky pipe in the guest bathroom you’ve been neglecting? Know that your living room desperately needs a new coat of paint? Is the fire pit in your backyard longing for an update? Now is the time to get going and make your home look its best.

You never know, there are a number of small updates you can perform that may even add value to your home! Let us know if you’d like some recommendations.

Request a Home Evaluation

The first step to selling within your timeframe is pricing your home correctly. Once you’ve completed any planned updates or repairs, reach out to our team to request your complimentary home evaluation.

We’ll take a careful look at your home, the updates you’ve performed over the years, and the market conditions in your neighborhood. Then, we’ll give you the best listing price for it. Boom: you just priced your home to sell in today’s market.

Stage, List, and Sell

Staged living room area.Once the home is decluttered, the repairs complete, and the numbers crunched: it’s time to stage.

There are a million and one ways in which you can stage your home, but this is the one we’ve seen the most success with. Once your home is thoroughly decluttered, start organizing. Consider renting a storage unit to house your personal decor and any bulky furniture that’s not going to aid you in the staging process.

Next, deep clean your home. Hiring a professional for this job is a good idea because they’ll be able to cover all those hard-to-reach areas. You want your home to shine!Work with your agent to find the most effective way to stage your home. You want it to look neutral, clean, and bright so that all the potential buyers will be able to see themselves living there!

Looking for Home Selling Help?

Once your home is thoroughly cleaned and expertly staged, it’s time to list it to sell.

For a stress-free and successful home-selling experience in 2019, enlist the help of Ann Milton Realty. We know the area better than anyone, and we’re more than prepared to sell your home for top dollar in the new year.

Give us a call today to get started!

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