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

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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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1004 W 11th Avenue, Anchorage

$599,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,061 Sf

MLS® # 20-10086

Listing Office: Keller Williams Realty Alaska GroupAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
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16015 Sunset Bend Circle, Anchorage

$599,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,360 Sf

MLS® # 20-8851

Listing Office: RE/MAX Dynamic PropertiesAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
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L1b1 Hillside Drive, Anchorage

$599,500 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,177 Sf

MLS® # 20-10792

Listing Office: Keller Williams Realty Alaska GroupAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
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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 #20-12759
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1234 Latouche Street, Anchorage

$599,000 - 8 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,960 Sf

MLS® # 20-12759

Listing Office: Globe Real Estate, LLCAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
Photo of Listing #20-12746
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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 #20-11498

10731 Concord Hill Circle, Anchorage

$599,000 - 5 Beds, 5 Baths, 2,831 Sf

MLS® # 20-11498

Listing Office: EXP Realty LLC - Midtown AnchorageAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
Photo of Listing #20-9612

7750 Mayfair Drive, Anchorage

$599,000 - 8 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,352 Sf

MLS® # 20-9612

Listing Office: RE/MAX Dynamic PropertiesAlaska 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 #20-8429

341 E 2nd Court, Anchorage

$599,000 - 7 Beds, 6 Baths, 4,031 Sf

MLS® # 20-8429

Listing Office: Coldwell Banker Endeavor RealtyAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
Photo of Listing #20-7876

1406 Saint Gotthard Avenue, Anchorage

$598,500 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,030 Sf

MLS® # 20-7876

Listing Office: RE/MAX Dynamic PropertiesAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
Photo of Listing #20-8763

5830 West Tree Drive, Anchorage

$595,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,632 Sf

MLS® # 20-8763

Listing Office: Keller Williams Realty Alaska GroupAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
Photo of Listing #20-5952

8111 Dagan Street, Anchorage

$595,000 - 6 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,208 Sf

MLS® # 20-5952

Listing Office: Dall Realty, IncAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo

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