Michele Buckman has put together some videos discussing the current DC market and what the future may hold for the real estate market in the Washington DC area.
Washington DC area homeowners want to know how to sell a home quickly, regardless of whether it is located in the Trinidad DC, Chevy Chase, Northwest DC or Capitol Hill area. With these selling tips, you can make your home appealing to more prospective buyers than ever imagined.
First, step away from your home and consider it just a house. Your home should become a product you are trying to sell, rather than a home. Begin distancing yourself from the memories created and the future plans you have made for it and focus on what a customer shopping for a product would think.
For example, remove all personal pictures and family treasures. Potential buyers must be able to picture themselves living in the space, which is easier without the reminders that someone else's family lives there. Rather than letting prospective buyers see your family in the home, give them a blank canvas to insinuate their own friends and family there.
Follow this with de-cluttering your house. Most people have more items in their home than they actually need. If something in your home has not been used in more than one year, consider donating it to a charity, having a yard sale or simply packing it away in storage until after you move. Remove the books from shelves, clean-off the countertops and pack away the souvenirs from vacations and special occasions. If nothing else, you simply start the packing a little bit earlier than expected. Keeping your Chevy Chase home clutter-free should be your goal when selling a home.
Potential buyers love storage space, and are typically self-confessed snoops. Going through cabinets and closets, many homebuyers look in these areas not only to assess the amount of storage space, but also to help form an overall opinion of the home. When closets and cabinets are free of clutter, it shows you have taken the time to care for your home - even the closets.
For more information and tips on selling your Washington DC area home, contact Buckman Realtor. Specializing in real estate in the Trinidad DC, Chevy Chase and Northwest DC areas, the real estate professionals at Buckman Realtor will help you sell a home - or buy a home - whether you are a first time homebuyer or a seasoned real estate veteran.