#1 Remove Clutter
Although you may love your priceless antiques, and the Mickey mouse figurine collection your grandma gave to you, the potential buyers we typically see at Alpha Realty do not appreciate seeing your clutter. Buyers want to walk into a home and immediately be able to picture themselves living there. It is much easier to do that when they can visibly picture their family portraits on the walls and their furniture in the living room. When you have every inch of your home maxed out with all your special mementos it can be very difficult for someone to visualize your home without those things. When you think you have removed enough clutter, go ahead and remove some more! Even if your home looks a little empty to you, it will look like a clean slate to the perfect buyer.
#2 Curb Appeal
First impressions truly are everything. At Alpha we have seen time and time again buyers being won over when they drive up to a home and see some fresh updates. Often, buyers won’t even consider looking at a house if the exterior doesn’t look modernized. Adding some new exterior porch lights, new house numbers, some planters and a fresh new door mat can make a huge difference when buyers walk up to your home.
#3 Paint Touch up
Springfield, Missouri is a budget friendly area! We realize that making adjustments to your home needs to be inexpensive. Paint can be a great way to make a home look like it just went through major renovations, when really you only put a fresh coat of paint on the wall. It is important to do your research on which colors are popular in the Springfield area in order to please the majority of the buyers. In general, lightening up any dark colors on your walls is always a good idea. Light paint colors tend to make a room look larger and cleaner.
#4 Sparkly Clean
It is so important to keep your house looking squeaky clean while you are trying to sell it. Our Alpha agents want the very best for our clients, so if we open the door to your home and see a layer of dog hair on every surface and an intense bad odor, the buyer may want to move on and rule out that the home. Cleaning floors, bathrooms, windows and really eliminating odors is an essential part of getting your house ready to sell. Don’t have time to clean? Springfield offers many great cleaning services that could come handle all the scrubbing for you!
#5 Find the perfect Alpha agent!
Selling your home is a big decision, and there are many potential problems that could arise in the process. You do not want to walk through this process alone. Find a real estate agent that makes you feel comfortable and has the expertise to make this journey very simple. When interviewing an agent, make sure they have experience in the Springfield area, are on the forefront of social media and other marketing tools, and have a solid plan of how to market your home. For more information on this topic, check our our Alpha Couch video on the Alpha Realty Facebook page (https://bit.ly/2UF7FIj) At Alpha Realty we pride ourselves on our years of experience in this area and our current strategies to find the perfect buyer for your home!
There has never been a better time to sell your home, so contact an Alpha agent today!