Every seller wants her home to sell fast and bring top dollar. In order to meet this objective, prepping and staging a house along with proper pricing is what makes this happen. It can literally cost a seller thousands of dollars to not take this component seriously. Careful planning and knowing how to professionally spruce up your home will send home buyers scurrying for their checkbooks. Here is how to prep a house and turn it into an irresistible and marketable home. Here’s the way to think of it:

A little money and elbow grease can have a big return in the final purchase price. Why wouldn’t you want to maximize your return?!

I have recommendations for contractors in every category to make this easier and less stressful.

Disassociate Yourself From Your Home. Your home has become a product.

  • Say to yourself, “This is not my home; it is a house – a product to be sold much like a box of cereal on the grocery store shelf.”
  • Make the mental decision to “let go” of your emotions and focus on the fact that soon this house will no longer be yours.
  • Picture yourself handing over the keys and envelopes containing appliance warranties to the new owners.
  • Don’t look backwards — look toward the future.

De-Personalize. Your home is a showroom.

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