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How to Prepare Your West Bloomfield Lake Home for the Market?

Written by Posted On Monday, 25 September 2017 13:46

Have you been thinking about selling your lake home?

Getting your West Bloomfield lake home ready for sale does not have to involve large amounts of money and time. With the right steps, you can improve your home’s appearance.

Remember that a buyer’s first impression of your home could spell the difference between a generous offer and no offer at all.

These tips will help ensure that your West Bloomfield lake home will not sit on the market too long.

  • Price it right

In order to price your home right, you have to know the true value of your property. This is an area where your real estate agent can be a fantastic asset.  

Your real estate agent can help you determine your home’s worth by running a comparative market analysis. This process involves finding similar homes that sold within the past 90 days.

Once your agent finds a few recently sold properties similar to yours. The next step would be to get the average of the purchase prices and the result will be used as a baseline for how much your home is worth.

  • Remove personal items

Getting rid of your personal stuff is one of the most important aspects of selling a home. Potential buyers looking for lake homes for sale in West Bloomfield will have a hard time imagining themselves in your property if your photos, keepsakes and other personal collections are in their way.  You also have to remove any controversial elements like religious or political objects.

  • Don’t block the lake view

When preparing your lake home for sale, you want to highlight the scenic views that are available. Make sure to remove or rearrange any furniture or item that blocks your lake view.  You should also clean your windows to maximize the light and improve the view.

The picturesque lake view will make your home more appealing to buyers.

  • Fix the obvious repairs

If you want your lake home to sell fast, start by tackling all the obvious and necessary repairs in your house. Buyers will be easily turned off by chipping paint, scuffed-up floors, and leaking gutters as they tour your home.

  • Re-paint your home.

A fresh coat of paint can go a long way. When repainting your home’s exterior, consider the dominant color scheme in your neighborhood. As for interior paint,  neutrals are the safe route to go because they appeal to a variety of tastes.

  • Make minor upgrades

Consider making small upgrades when preparing your home for the market. You can replace door knobs, windows, or the tile of your bathrooms. Installing a new front door can also help create a better first impression on potential buyers. You can also replace fixtures, update light bulbs — all these little things, if done correctly, can add value to your property.

  • Work with the right agent

Make sure that you hire a good real estate agent to help you sell your lake home. A good agent will know how to maximize your home value so you can receive top dollar for your property.

I will help you set the right price, market your home professionally, qualify the buyers, and expertly negotiate and finalize the deal.

If you want to work with a real estate professional who can assist you in selling West Bloomfield Lake homes, call me, Russ Ravary, at 248-310-6239. I have the knowledge, expertise, and tools to help you get your home sold fast for top dollar.

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