Selling Your Home Home for Top Dollar in FSBO (PART 1)

Selling Your Home Home for Top Dollar is the first in our series on FSBO. Every seller wants their home to sell quickly for a large profit, but it takes more than luck to  make this happen. It involves careful planning and knowing how to professionally prepare your  home to convince buyers to pull out their checkbooks. We care about the homeowners in our community. Because we care,  we want to pass on some useful information to homeowners like you to help you on how to  prepare your home for sale. There are a lot of moving parts to make your sale a successful one  from start to finish so our hope is we can contribute to your success and make your FSBO  experience a great one! Here are 5 items to help your home shine above the competition:1)  Disassociate From Your House – Letting go of your home can be difficult. You’ve lived there,  possibly for years, and the house holds many memories. To detach from it emotionally, you must realize that without you in it, the house is just a shell to be filled by other occupants. Look  to the future, where you can make new memories in your next home. Sever your emotional attachment to the house by realizing that home is about the occupants who live there, not just the space or building. Your next house will feel like home before you know it because you will  be personalizing your space and creating new memories. 2) Depersonalize Your Home – Pack  up your personal photographs, family heirlooms, and other objects and clutter that might distract  potential buyers and hurt a possible sale. You want to present buyers with an impersonal, clean environment so they can imagine the home perhaps decorated with their own photographs,  furniture, and art objects. Depersonalizing your home makes it easier for potential buyers to visualize how the home might look filled with their own items. Regarding furniture, only leave understated pieces that are not a distraction and don’t create an unintended impression. For example, it would be difficult for a buyer to visualize their own antique furnishings in place of  the existing zebra couch, bright yellow chair, and a bear rug. The goal is to make it easy for the potential buyers to see the house as their future home. 3) Declutter Your House – People tend to  collect an amazing quantity of items over the years. Reasons for keeping items include an  emotional attachment, an intention to reuse or fix the items in the future, or a wish to pass them  on to others. However, for many items, if you haven’t used them in over a year, you probably  don’t need them. Discard items in a useful way by donating them to a charity or nonprofit  organization such as the Salvation Army or Goodwill. These items not only help those in need  but some are tax-deductible.1 For items that are not accepted, call your town to inquire whether  the items can be picked up. Many towns schedule this service once or twice a month. Also,  remove books from bookcases and other knick knacks, and clean everything off your kitchen  counters. Essential items that you use daily can be tucked away in small boxes that you can  place in a closet when they’re not in use. Consider this process an efficient start to your  packing. Remember, less is always more when selling and thinking about the “stuff” in your  home. 4, you’ll also want to organize Bedroom Closets and Storage Cabinets – Buyers will be  curious about storage space and will want to check closets and cabinets. It’s important to  ensure these are organized, as it sends a negative message if your storage spaces are  cluttered with items falling out. When a buyer sees everything organized down to the last detail,  it shows that you take care of your possessions and likely took good care of the house. In  kitchen cabinets, alphabetize spice jars, neatly stack dishes, and turn the coffee cup handles so  they’re facing the same way. In closets, shirts should be buttoned and hung together, and shoes  should be lined up neatly. Be sure the home is professionally cleaned and windows shiny and  bright. 5) Consider Renting a Storage Unit – Almost every home shows better with less  furniture. Remove pieces that block or hamper paths and walkways and put them in storage,  along with distracting furniture, artwork, and empty bookcases. Removing extra leaves from  your dining room table will make the room appear larger. Leave just enough furniture to  showcase the room’s purpose with plenty of room for buyers to move around. This only the  beginning of the FSBO process. Stay tuned to the next part of this series and get 5 more tips in  part 2! We have built great relationships with industry professionals that can assist with  decluttering, cleaning, repairing, and staging so your home makes the best first impression to  buyers. If you find you need assistance with this process, give us a call and we would love to  partner with you and give you the best possible outcome for your home sale. Again, this  is Kimmy Rolph with Berkshire Hathaway Fox and Roach and Kimmy Rolph sells The Main Line and Local Areas. 

🧐 How to Sell Your Home on The Main Line Part 1 with Top Agent Kimmy Rolph💰🏡

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