Are you in the market to sell your Carmel, IN home? While small upgrades and minor décor replacement may seem like a waste of time, one of the biggest mistakes you can make as a seller is listing your Carmel, IN home without preparing it first. One way to see what your home needs is to walk through it as a potential buyer. Make note of what stands out to you and repair or replace those items. Here is a list of several things you should think of before you put that “For Sale” sign out front.
Clean. And clean some more. Make sure you clean everything. Don’t forget over looked areas such as fan blades, windows, and polishing the appliances. If you aren’t the best at housekeeping hire a service to do a deep clean for you.
Repaint. As much as you may love the custom colors you picked out for your rooms, your buyers likely will not. Repaint your rooms in neutral tones such as grays, tans, and whites. This will allow the buyers to focus on the space and not the color on the walls. It doesn’t hurt to touch up the trim with fresh white too.
Declutter and depersonalize. Clear out all clutter so that the buyers can focus on your space and not the messes. Remove anything that detracts from your home’s positive features. Make sure to remove any personal items such as the copious family photos or kids’ artwork.
Nature. Bring some of the outside in with some potted plants or flowers in a vase. It’s a great way to add some décor that is neutral to everyone’s tastes.
Organize. Tackle each closet in your home and remove 1/3 or more of the items in it and organize the rest. You can store the unused items until you are ready to move. Your closets will look larger and more attractive to your Carmel, IN homebuyers.
Honey-do list. Now is the time to fix all those little things you’ve been meaning to do but never got around to. Buyers will notice any minor flaws and it will detract from the value of your home.
Call a real estate agent. Once you’ve tackled all the prep work for listing your Carmel, IN home for sale, contact a Carmel, IN real estate agent. We can be your second set of eyes to walk through your home as a buyer and as professionals and will recommend anything else that you may need to do to your home to boost your sale. We hope to hear from you soon!
Rodney & Amanda Heard
Heard Real Estate Team