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Getting Your House Ready To Sell In Charlotte, NC

Getting Your House Ready To Sell Faster In Charlotte, NC

If you have a house for sale in Charlotte, NC then you know that there is a lot of competition and buyers are being very picky.  There are some things you can do to get your house ready to sell without going out and spending a lot of money.  You need to think about how a buyer will perceive your house when they view it for the first time.

Selling My Charlotte Home

Curb Appeal

Begin with the front of your house.  Make sure that you keep the yard cut, trimmed, and fresh flowers planted in outside planters or flowerbeds.  You want the buyer to pull into your driveway and be excited about seeing the inside of the house because they are already happy to see a pleasant exterior.

Clutter Free

De-clutter and depersonalize your house.  The average seller needs to remove 50% of their "stuff".  You may need to get a storage unit while your home is on the market.  Remove all family pictures from the house, religious items and political items.  Keep the house cleaned and blinds open...a fresh scent with soft music can never hurt.

Color

This one is easy but many sellers can't seem to get it.  Neutral colored houses sell!!!  You don't want to lose a buyer because they can't imagine living in your house that has green, blue, pink, or striped walls....and yes, most buyers do not want to have to paint a house as soon as they move in and you will lose offers or receive lower offers.  Paint your walls a soft baige and then bring splashes of color into your house with decorative accessories.

Fix Basic and Noticable Problem

Go ahead and repair all of the noticeable items in your house and any other basic repairs that the buyers are going to ask for after they perform their inspection.  You don't want to give the buyer the impression that the house has not been cared for or that it may have many other issues that should scare them from making an offer.

Don't just put your house on the market and hope that it sells.  There is a lot of competition in Charlotte and as agents we are having to market houses more than ever in order to receive showings. Take advantage of the showings that your house receives by doing some of the basics. 

Comment balloon 1 commentBrandon Farmer • August 16 2011 01:55PM
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