Preparing Your Alpharetta Home for Sale

Preparing Your Alpharetta Home for Sale? Are you considering selling your home? There are some factors you have to consider before you place your home on the market. If your décor style is from the 1990’s and you have the original carpet from 15 years ago, it’s time to consider freshening up your house to get it ready to sell.

When a buyer walks into your home they want to imagine their belongings in the home.  So, first thing to do, get rid of the clutter. If a buyer walks in and cannot see how they can live in the home because there is so much stuff all around, you lose a buyer.. Focus on the areas that need the most organizing.  Put up those knick knacks that you have dust collecting on. Not everyone wants to see where you have vacationed for the last 5 years. Too many personal items can make the buyer seem like they are invading your space.

When you are preparing your Alpharetta home for sale, make a checklist of each room and what can be done to make it more appealing. Those things that you knew need to be fixed, go ahead and fix them.  Look at the floors. We recommend hiring a professional carpet cleaner to clean all the carpets. Fresh paint will always make a home seem new and that you took the time to take care of those spots and smudges.

Have your home professionally inspected for termites. Once that is done discard any evidence of having them in the home.  Once the inspection is completed, make sure you obtain a certificate of removal and have that ready for the prospective buyers. That will give them the peace of mind that the home is free of termite issues.

It is worth the money to have the home professionally cleaned and deodorized, especially if you have pets. Avoid just surface cleaning, clean fixtures, moldings, baseboards, behind appliances. And lastly replace any cabinet pull or door handles that are damaged or dated. While replacing these fixtures can be a cheap fix, the replacements will keep your house looking current and well cared for.

Want some more tips when Preparing Your Alpharetta Home for Sale? Contact Mark Lackey at 404.886.8789 & we will be happy to provide you with our recommendations to get your home Sold!

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