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New Year’s Resolutions for Spokane Home Sellers

screen-shot-2017-01-03-at-5-01-57-pmWith the start of a new year, many people are busy envisioning what they want 2017 to look like.  For quite a few, this will be the year that they jump into the Spokane real estate market.  Whether your need for space is growing along with your family, or it’s time to downsize that empty nest, selling your Spokane home might be one of the things you want to accomplish in the upcoming year.  At Prime Real Estate Group, we’ve put together a list of new year’s resolutions for Spokane home sellers.  As you cross each off your list, you’ll be ready when it’s time to list your house with us.

Make Repairs. While Prime Real Estate clients benefit from getting a pre-inspection, you can get a jump on having things ship-shape by taking care of any small repairs before you even list the house.  Patch that hole in the wall, fix that leak under the sink, repair the broken step on the porch.  Having those things done ahead of time will remove the stress of doing them in the midst of trying to sell it later.

Declutter. Certainly, most Spokane home sellers don’t think of their possessions as “clutter!”  Unfortunately, homebuyers don’t see things the same way.  Most Spokane real estate agents will advise you to pack up family pictures, make space on the walls, and even put some of your furniture into storage in order to de-personalize the home and allow it to show as spacious as possible.
Neutralize. Speaking of de-personalizing, real estate agents will also suggest that you paint the interior of your home in neutral tones.  You may love the zebra-striped stripes in the bedroom, but most homebuyers won’t.  Again, starting the painting early means that you don’t have to rush to get everything done when it’s time to list the house.

We can help you sell your home and achieve your ultimate new year’s resolution. Contact us today!

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One Response to “New Year’s Resolutions for Spokane Home Sellers”

  • Maverick Johnston
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    I agree that de-personalizing is a good way to set a foundation for getting ready to show your home. I know this post only touches on the first steps to getting ready to sell a home, but my question is, when is it good to get a home interior designer, or stager, for an open house? Once a home is de-personalized, it can sometimes seem a bit boring, and make it hard for buyers to imagine what the house could look like. Is it purely subjective whether a seller should actually put some time into staging a house, or rather leave it de-personalized?

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