Monday, July 25, 2016

Written by Bev Kwiatkowski

You’ve enjoyed many fond years here at Sandbridge Beach and have made the decision to finally sell your property.  To get the most out of your investment and maximize your bottom-line, it's time to get your home ready for the market!

Here are some helpful tips to consider before listing your property:

Get Inspected - Be Proactive. 
Most buyers will have a homeowner’s inspection, so hire an inspector to determine the condition of your plumbing and electrical systems before listing your property. Have your decks inspected as well, and make all the necessary repairs in advance. You might be able to put a higher price on your house if all systems are in good working order. 

Interior Refresh
For the inside of your house or condo, a fresh coat of paint does wonders. Shampoo your carpets, and clean both the inside and outside of windows. Remove all clutter, and consider buying new bedspreads, decorative pillows, curtains and blinds. Remember how model homes and "Homearama" homes are decorated. Tasteful, yet impersonal. 

Outdoor Impression
Consider hiring a professional landscaper to freshen up your yard. Hanging plants and potted bright flowers make porches and decks very inviting. Have a pest control company come out and clear your decks, windows and overhangs of spider webs.  And don't forget... a new "Welcome Mat" is always a good idea. Also, painting the front door a fun, fresh color, as well as replacing worn hardware, can give a great "First Impression".  

Inform Your REALTOR®
Provide your REALTOR® with a list of the relevant home features including the age and type of heat pumps, major appliances and roof.  Note that your house was recently inspected and list the repairs made. Also, be sure to indicate whether or not you have a contract with a pest control company. 

Your next step is to contact a Siebert Realty REALTOR® for additional advice on making your home market-ready.  As trusted award-winning veterans of the real estate business, the agents at Siebert Realty look forward to chatting with you about how to maximize your return on investment and put our experience to work for you! Call 757-426-6216 today and discover the “Siebert Difference”!

Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

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