If you own a home in Brookings that you would like to sell, be assured that there are many qualified buyers in search of just the right property. If you are ready to market your home, I’d be happy to provide you with a free Competitive Market Analysis of its potential value.

In the meantime, there are a number of things you should plan to do before putting your home up for sale. It’s important for you to make sure your home is in the best condition possible before photographs are taken or the first prospective buyer arrives.

Following these suggestions may mean a quicker sale or even a better price for you.

First steps

As an example, a nice clean home will impress buyers and make them more comfortable because they can see that the property has been well-cared for. Eliminating clutter will help buyers see the potential of your home. And if you’ve been putting off repairs, it’s better to do them before you go on the market.

The first thing a buyer will see is the exterior of your home, so work on the “curb appeal.” Be sure the yard is in good shape. Wash windows and sweep up all sidewalks and driveways. You might even want to put a pot of flowers and a new doormat on the front porch.

Eliminate clutter

Inside, consider packing up items that you can live without for a while and putting them in storage to eliminate clutter. An added benefit is that you’ll have less to pack when your home sells! Be sure not to leave dirty dishes in the sink when you leave for the day and make the beds and take out the trash. This way your home will be ready to show at any time!

If you have pets, consider how they will be managed during showings of your property, especially if you will not be at home.

Reduce stress

Making the decision to sell your home can be stressful, but giving attention to these tips is likely to make the marketing of your home more successful.