Because the next chapter matters to you, it matters to us. We know starting a new chapter can be both exciting and overwhelming, especially when you want to purchase a new home and sell your current one. To ease your mind, we have 6 easy tips that we encourage you to follow:
Personal items need to go.
First thing you should consider when listing your home on the market is putting away your personal items. This will help your potential buyers to visualize living in your home. It’s okay to leave a few photographs, but you should keep the focus on the home itself and not your life or choice of interior design.
Save space and get a storage unit.
Resist the temptation to shove everything in your closet. When someone is doing a tour of your home, the last thing they want to see is the lack of storage space you have. Plus, when you organize a storage unit, those items will be ready to be transported to your new home! That means moving will be less of a headache!
Pictures are worth a thousand words and good photography can speak volumes! If you’re ready to sell your home, we recommend you hire a professional photographer to capture your home’s strengths.
Turn on the lights!
You would be surprised on how much lighting affects a room. Invest in light bulbs with a high wattage and turn on all your lights before a showing. Natural light is your friend, so don’t forget to open your blinds and curtains!
Social media is the best platform for free advertising! Spread the word on your listing and hopefully you friends will share your posts. You never know who might be in the market!
Two words: Curb Appeal.
Now is not the time to forgo your lawn maintenance! The first impression is always the most important and memorable. Don’t make a bad first impression with a poorly treated yard- we recommend you refresh the pine straw or mulch, trim the bushes, mow the yard, and take care of the weeds. Make your home feel inviting by planting colorful flowers!
Bonus: Trust your real estate agent (or New Home Specialist).
Like we mentioned before, we understand the stress that comes with purchasing a new home. If you are searching for new homes in Charlotte, Charleston, Greenville, Raleigh, Richmond, Atlanta, or the Triad, our New Home Specialists will walk you through the entire process. With our easy 10 Step Process and our highly trained New Home Specialists, we know you’ll enjoy every minute of buying a new home. Don’t trust our word for it? Listen to real homeowner testimonials and hear their stories!