A client asked me the other day, why all of the homes that we sell ‘look so good’. I jokingly responded ‘They don’t always start out that way!” Listing and selling a property requires a thorough understanding of what buyers are looking for in today’s real estate market. We have found that there is strong buyer demand today for properties that are move-in ready. What this means, is that buyers are looking for properties that will not require lots of work, which can tie up their precious cash once they close. We also understand that how you live in a home should not be how you sell your home. There are very simple things that can be done to a property to prepare it for sale so that buyers will respond to it. Remember that buyers look at many properties very quickly online when looking for their next home purchase. If you want your home to stand out above the rest during this search process, then your home must be prepared and marketed a certain way. Many sellers and their agents make the mistake of not taking the time and effort required to properly prepare a home for sale. It is important to understand that homes do not sell for a price, but they sell in a range of prices. In order to sell a home at the top end of that range, the property needs to look better than all of the other available homes in that price range! It may sound complicated but it actually very simple when you know what buyers respond to…The good news is that it does not need to cost a lot of money. A home does not have to be the best, the biggest or the newest to utilize this approach. ANY home can be prepared this way, yet very few are. There is a very simple process that we follow when prepare our client’s homes for sale and following this step-by-step process will put more money in your pocket at the close of escrow.