Getting your home ready for the market

Posted by Matthew Lindsay on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 at 12:40pm.

 

There are some small things that can be done to prior to marketing your home that really make a difference. Good staging and taking care of minor repairs goes a long way. People want to envision their future in your home, neglected maintenance and excessive clutter can cause unwanted distractions from that process. The tips below include a few things that can be done to help with that process.

 

Curb appeal

Tidy up the grounds, porches and garage. Keep the lawn trimmed and edged. Make sure that your yard is clean of refuse. Your front door gives a vital first impression. Make sure it is scrubbed clean & painted if necessary. Manage visual landscape to improve curb appeal.

 

The magic of minimalism

Make the buyer feel at home by minimizing personal statements like unusual colors or heavy odors from pets, tobacco or cooking. Keep all steps clear of hazards. It may be necessary to put items in storage to really slim down the amount of items in your home.

 

First impressions

Let there be light! Don’t forget to have all light sockets filled with bulbs. Illumination is like a welcome sign.Bathrooms and kitchens help sell homes. Make them sparkle. Add color with fresh flowers and linens. Wash dishes, put away clothes, straighten up newspapers, tighten door handles, railings, etc. Make up the bed with attractive bedspreads and consider carpet cleaning and or wood polish.

 

Create mental space

Keep pets and children out of the way when showing. Do not discuss anything concerning the sale to customers and let the Realtor discuss price, terms, possession and other factors with the customer. Clean cars in the driveway give good impressions. Neutralize the environment if possible and leave showing to the Realtor.

 

Staging & scrubbing

Have windows, blinds and curtains sparkling clean. If any decoration is needed, do it now! $20.00 worth of paint may result in a $100.00 price cut (mailbox, kitchen.etc.)

 

As much as we’d like them to, buyers often can’t see past the little things -- dirt, bad paint, etc. These all detract from what they’re really looking for!

 

 

Residential, Condominium, Multi-Family in Anchorage under $600,000

682 Properties Found. Page 1 of 46.
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2702 Mcrae Road, Anchorage

$600,000

MLS® # 20-3185

Listing Office: Real Estate Brokers of AlaskaAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
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5501 Ridgeview Drive, Anchorage

$599,900 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,910 Sf

MLS® # 20-15693

Listing Office: Herrington and Company, LLCAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
Photo of Listing #20-9974
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3401 W 64th Avenue, Anchorage

$599,500 - 12 Beds, 6 Baths, 6,120 Sf

MLS® # 20-9974

Listing Office: Precision Real Estate, LLCAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
Photo of Listing #20-14720

8131 Little Dipper Avenue, Anchorage

$599,000 - 8 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,780 Sf

MLS® # 20-14720

Listing Office: Keller Williams Realty Alaska GroupAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
Photo of Listing #20-14713

15001 Mossberry Place, Anchorage

$599,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 4,001 Sf

MLS® # 20-14713

Listing Office: Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group of Eagle RiverAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
Photo of Listing #20-14247

L15 B6 Bruin Park, Anchorage

$599,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,803 Sf

MLS® # 20-14247

Listing Office: Firebird Realty, LLCAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
Photo of Listing #20-12746

6032 Heather Wood Circle, Anchorage

$599,000 - 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,686 Sf

MLS® # 20-12746

Listing Office: Firebird Realty, LLCAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
Photo of Listing #20-11939

3926 E 3rd Avenue, Anchorage

$599,000 - 17 Beds, 9 Baths, 7,360 Sf

MLS® # 20-11939

Listing Office: Keller Williams Realty Alaska GroupAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
Photo of Listing #20-9039

L13 B6 Bruin Park, Anchorage

$599,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,330 Sf

MLS® # 20-9039

Listing Office: Firebird Realty, LLCAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
Photo of Listing #20-14012

14244 Hancock Drive, Anchorage

$589,000 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 3,078 Sf

MLS® # 20-14012

Listing Office: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alaska RealtyAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
Photo of Listing #20-9108

2233 Sorbus Way, Anchorage

$585,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 4,192 Sf

MLS® # 20-9108

Listing Office: O'Banion Real Estate and Relocation Services, LLCAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
Photo of Listing #19-18803

L14 B1 Heather Wood Estates Circle, Anchorage

$585,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,916 Sf

MLS® # 19-18803

Listing Office: Firebird Realty, LLCAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
Photo of Listing #20-13733

L42 Sandhill Loop, Anchorage

$579,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,924 Sf

MLS® # 20-13733

Listing Office: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alaska RealtyAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
Photo of Listing #20-13738

L29 Sandhill Loop, Anchorage

$579,000 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,820 Sf

MLS® # 20-13738

Listing Office: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alaska RealtyAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
Photo of Listing #20-16136
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L10 B1 Heather Wood Estates, Anchorage

$575,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,330 Sf

MLS® # 20-16136

Listing Office: Firebird Realty, LLCAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo

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