Preparing Your Home For The Best Price In 2018

Thinking of selling your home? When you put your home up for sale it becomes a product on display. Getting rid of clutter makes it easier for potential buyers to walk through the property and see themselves living there. You might also need to tackle a few home improvement projects to get a good price for your property. If you want to get offers from buyers, make a great first impression by considering these improvements.

  • Start with the walls. Freshly painted walls in a neutral color invite a potential buyer to imagine the home with their things in it. You want enough wall decoration to make your home attractive, but it is easy to overdo it. When removing wall décor to paint, leave most of it packed away.
  • Freshen up the kitchen. Kitchens often sell a home. You will want to make sure it is bright, clean and reasonably updated. Consider replacing the hardware or adding a new backsplash between the countertops and hanging cabinets. If you have to replace appliances, stainless steel is an option that offers clean lines and is easy to keep clean.
  • Touch up the bathroom. Bathrooms are the other areas of the home that makes an impression on buyers. A bathtub refinish is a cost effective way to make the tub look new.
  • Enhance the curb appeal with neat, trim landscaping. Your home will likely be viewed on the internet before a buyer visits the property. A clean exterior makes better looking photos and helps your home look more valuable.
  • Too Much Clutter: Pack away any items like excess furniture, personal pictures and knick-knacks. They make your rooms look smaller and distract the buyer from really seeing the house itself.
  • Nasty Odors: You may not smell some odors in your home because you’ve become desensitized to them. Ask your Realtor if there are odors (smoke, pet odors) and how you can get rid of them.
About the Author

Brandon Lau grew up in Kailua and currently resides in Honolulu with his wife Andee and children Caylah, Elijah, and David. His eighteen years in real estate led him to become a Partner at ChaneyBrooks Choice Advisors. Over the past 10 years he has developed the team and systems that has created a high level of service and value for his clients.

What differentiates Brandon and his team is his consultative approach to real estate. He advises clients with relevant data and expert insight to help them make the best choices in real estate. Good choices in planning for long term dispositions, negotiating for the best price or knowing when not to pursue an investment are ways his consultative services will give you an advantage in the marketplace. His bottom line is providing service with the utmost integrity and expertise.