So, you’re toying with the idea of putting your precious, humble abode on the market, but you have doubts. And questions. And you’re terrified that your cabinets have too many knicks and no one will want to move in. The good news is that according to Rhodes & Co. realtor Joanne Crum, there’s no better time to list your home. Here are some things to keep in mind before you take that grand leap.
First of all, Joanne needs listings. We’re kidding, but not really. The pines is rising in popularity daily. People want to move to our sweet lil town, and who could blame them? But, there’s a nationwide shortage of inventory among realtors right now, so mark one of those worries off of your list. Someone will likely want your home.
As for the cabinet knicks? Easy peasy.
Joanne’s Home Improvement Tips to Consider Before Listing
:: Price your home right. Maybe don’t ask half a mil for your 2,000-square-foot property, but don’t sell her short either. Your realtor can help determine the right price.
:: Throw on a coat of paint. Slathering your dining room in something called “summertime lime” isn’t advisable. A nice, soft neutral will work. Painting your walls, your shutters — anything — is an inexpensive hack to up its face value.
:: Stage it for success. You don’t have to buy a whole new living room suit, but hiring a home stager or letting your realtor help out can enhance your home’s appearance during a showing. Think of it as adding a swipe or two of mascara before leaving the house.
And that’s really all it takes. Following those three small nuggets of advice increases the likelihood of your home flying off the market faster that toilet paper last March. Need more advice on listing your pad? Joanne’s happy to help. Reach out.