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Making the Most of Your Real Estate Agent's Expertise

Buying a new home is an exciting experience, but there is a lot that has to be considered if you want to make sure that your investment is a solid one. For example, while it isn’t required, it is a good idea to have your real estate agent hire an independent inspector to have prospective homes personally inspected for safety and condition before making an offer. Learning how your real estate agent can best help you before actually hiring an agent will ensure that the person you work with has the experience and ideas needed to get the results that you want. On this website, you can expect to find out how to find a great real estate agent and how you can best tap into the talents.

Home Staging Tips To Help Entice Buyers

Staging your home is an important part of the selling process. It's a great way to set up your home not just to make it look more beautiful, but to neutralize it enough to allow a buyer to imagine themselves living there. Home staging is something every seller should try to do, or ask their realtor to help them with. See below for some home staging tips to entice a potential buyer:

Clean Up The Landscaping

Clean up the landscaping around your home. Weed your flower beds, split flowers that are overgrown, add new mulch, or more rock where necessary. Replace broken landscape blocks, or reset them if they have begun to fall down. If your landscape blocks are stained, clean them up using a power washer or concrete cleaner. Trim trees and bushes that may be overgrown, or blocking the view of your home from the street. 

Add Landscaping Elements

Adding landscaping elements such as flowers to add a pop of color, install a new mailbox, landscape lighting or house numbers. Use landscape blocks (if you don't have them already) around your yard, along driveways or sidewalks, or around gardens.

Remove Excess From The Interior

The interior of your home is next. Clean out excess furniture to make rooms appear larger. It's hard to see the space if it's full of furniture. Remove excess such as extra arm chairs in the living room - stick to one couch and a loveseat, or a couch and one arm chair. Also, take out extra seating in the dining room or kitchen. Take extra dressers or armoires from bedrooms to prevent these rooms from looking too cluttered. Take as much out of closets as possible as well. This goes for every closet in the house, including the kitchen pantry.

Take Out Personal Items

Personal items such as family photos should be removed. Also, take down knick knacks and other collections you may have set out. A potential buyer doesn't want to see your collection of shot glasses or clown collectibles. These items may turn off a potential buyer. It's best to neutralize your home and make it seem a lot less personalized. Neutralizing the home helps a potential buyer see themselves living in your space, but that can be hard to do if there are family photos everywhere.

Clean Your Home

Deep clean your home like never before. You'd hate to turn off a buyer because there were stains on the wall where your garbage can usually sits, or because your windows are filthy. Deep clean your home, or hire a cleaning professional to do the job for you. Either way, clean your house!

Staging your home will take some work, but the effort will be worth the reward. Talk to your real estate agent about what other things you can do to your home to help entice potential buyers.

Contact a realty company like Charles L Moles Real Estate Services for more information and assistance.