While the coronavirus has added a few additional complications to selling a home, it certainly isn’t impossible, thanks in part to virtual viewings and electronic signings. And, if you’re planning on selling your home soon, there may just be a silver lining to the current lockdowns.
The disruption has caused some home buyer’s to pause their plans, but not all homeowners have that luxury. For people that recently purchased a home pre-lockdown and have closing contingencies dependent on their current home selling, as well as divorcing couples and even deceased estates – there are a number of reasons why many people are actively looking to buy or sell a home.
Anyone that has previously listed their home for sale, understands the scramble to prepare their home for the market. A silver lining of the current pandemic is that many of us now have an abundance of time on our hands.
Here are some ways to take advantage of the lockdown to get prepared and prioritize the presentation of your home.
Refresh landscaping – First impressions are critical, so refreshing your landscaping should be a priority. Prune any bushes, trim trees, weed your garden and plant some flowers for a burst of color to help make your home inviting.
Do repairs – In a buyer’s market, it’s vital that your home is in the best possible condition. If you have a leaky roof, cracked window, broken step or anything else in need of repair, do it now.
Exterior focus – If the outside of your home looks sloppy, buyers will assume that you’ve neglected the inside as well. Pressure wash your exterior walls, clean out the gutters and wash your windows. A simple way to make a great impression in the Roatan realty world? To make your home more welcoming, give your front door a new coat of paint and consider replacing your worn welcome mat, mailbox or faded house numbers.
Declutter – Buyers want to visualize their belongings in your home. Declutter each room by removing unnecessary knick-knacks, extra furniture or other items that may overwhelm a room.
Organize storage – You want your closets and drawers to create a more spacious look. Messy closets are misleading and make your storage space appear small.
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