Preparing Your Home for the Market

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Putting a house on the market today, not just in the DC Metro area but nationwide, is vastly different than it was 30 years ago. How you present your home is crucial to selling for top dollar.

Why Home Selling Preparation is Critical

person using a smartphoneToday’s home buyers can look through online listing photos and property details before even stepping over the threshold.

How a property looks online, how the interior of the home appears, and the quality of the photos all cause a property to be viewed as a second showing, which is physically visiting the property.

“Staging” Means More Than Furniture Rearrangement

Basic home staging encompasses removing clutter from your home, painting the interior if you can, sprucing up the landscaping, and making your home squeaky clean. Stage two is looking at what is most popular presently. In the DC Metro area, for example, hardwood flooring is in demand.

The Importance of Professional Photography

camera for listing photosHome buyers form an impression of your home based on how your property appears online, which is why it is critical to use professional, high-quality photographs.

Learn More About Preparing Your Home

These tips and more are featured in this Real Estate Success Rocks podcast, which covers home staging, pre-inspections, decoration, and pricing strategies.

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