Four Simple Things To Get Started When You Decide To Sell Your Home

We're here to make the process selling simple, and some of the best tips for getting the best value for your home are some of the easiest to do. 

Northern Shores is lucky to have quality, experienced and enthusiastic realtors. When we talk about selling homes, we have a lot of ways to ensure you get the full value of your home in a timely and stress-free manner. Some of the biggest things in the process come from common sense, and they're often the first things we bring up together or when meeting a new client. 

Clean Homes Sell

It's simple. You wouldn't want a dirty car, or a dirty couch. A dirty home is an instant turnoff to potential buyers. Clean your house from top to bottom. While you're doing it, imagine yourself as walking into the room for the first time. What stands out the most? What catches your eye? We want those things to be how clean, organized and pleasant the space is. This extends outside, too; make sure the leaves are raked, the grass is cut, and any outdoor paint is either touched up or completely redone. 

While you're cleaning, it's a great time to limit the amount of personal items on display. People form immediate connections when they're in a new place, and while you might love the Detroit Tigers, your buyers may be die-hard Cubs fans. These may not be deciding factors, but personal items shape the overall impressions of the home. Stick to patterns, simple colors, and clean looks. 

Another important idea is to find your beloved family pets a place to stay while the home is being shown. The sight, sounds and smells of your dog or cat can spark anything from bad experiences to bad allergies. It also shapes how potential buyers see the space. You want them to create their own story, not try to erase yours. 

Finally, bake cookies. No, seriously. The human sense of smell is extremely formative in how we shape opinions and reactions. The old wives' tale of baking cookies may be a bit specific, but we always make sure all five senses are addressed before we show a home, even if that means pulling out a candle. 

These are the simple, easy things that help to make your home attractive. We're here to make these tips, plus decades of experience, work together to get the top value of your home. 


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