Plymouth and Bristol County Real Estate - Larry Costa


If you have hired a realtor to help you sell your home, you have already taken care of a good amount of the job that needs to be done to get the home sold at the right price. There is one important thing that you need to tend to as a seller- that’s getting your home ready to be shown. Once the home is on the market, your realtor will work with you to schedule open houses and times for the home to be shown privately. Whether you only have a few hours or a day or two to prepare for a home showing, there are a few certain areas that you need to tend to in order to help your home appear clean and tidy to impress buyers. 


Sweep Up


It doesn’t take very long to sweep down your hardwood and tile floors. After you do this, run over the floors with a mop to remove any stains that may be present on the floor. 


The Dust Rag Is Your Friend


If you have time, you can do a deep clean of your home. It also doesn’t take a long time to go over the surfaces of your home with a duster. Getting up the dust will not only make your home smell fresher, but it will appear cleaner as well. 


Make The Beds


Your mother told you for years that you need to make your bed in the mornings. She was right. Beds that have been made look much more presentable and homey than rooms with bedding strewn around. If your bedding is looking less than inviting and you have some time before your showing, you may want to pick up some new bedding. The small details are so important when it comes to selling your home, and making the home look inviting is one of them.       


Clear The Clutter Out


Whether it’s piles of clothes on the floor, dirty dishes in the sink, or papers on the counters, clean it up! While you want to give prospective home buyers an idea of what it’s like to live in a place, the home doesn’t need to look “lived in.” Try and get rid of the personal traces that you leave behind as you prepare to sell your home. As a bonus, you should also make sure the trash is empty and fresh. 


Vacuum The Rugs


Running a vacuum over your rugs can really help to freshen the home. If you have pets, this will help remove the odor that animals leave behind. It will also provide a fresh surface for anyone who is touring your home to walk on. 


Turn On The Lights


When you leave the house for a showing or open house, definitely make sure that all of the shades are open and the lights are on. A bright home is an inviting home.      


 


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The saying goes that you only get one chance to make a first impression and that applies not only to our personal and professional lives but also to real estate. Humans are sensory by nature, and those senses are linked to emotions that often determine our decisions.

When you have the opportunity to capture someone’s emotions, make them gasp when they walk in a room or see a home for the first time. If you can do that you’ve won the first impression – and made a great one.

As you begin the home staging process, keep this in mind and target those emotions through sensory input. Colors, smells, sounds, even the temperature, and humidity of the interior of the home can have a powerful impact on a buyer. This is where they will live their lives, raise their families, live out their retirement, tell their stories. Staging should make it easy for them to place themselves in each room and picture a life there.

This is how you make that happen.

Depersonalize to create a blank slate for buyers to write their own lives upon.

Your buyers want to be able to see themselves living in their new home, not someone else’s. So before you do anything, depersonalize it. Remove the family photos, the artwork on the fridge, the personalized plaque over your desk, and other “homey” items. Turn your home into a blank slate so that buyers can see themselves in the space.

Freshen up the interior with a new coat of paint.

A fresh coat of paint just looks nice, it’s relatively inexpensive, and when combined with cleaning and decluttering, it can really add some oomph to your selling power. However, when you decide to take the plunge and pick up the brush, choose neutral colors. Go with soft, inviting colors like off-white, beige, white, and pale gray. You can even use several complimentary colors throughout the house, but avoid emotionally charged colors like lavender, lime green, or pink.

Define the purpose of each room to maximize the living space.

Making every square foot of a home appear to be usable space is definitely a great selling point. An unused room with no real purpose can be turned into a craft room or home office. Transform attics and basements into family rooms, guest bedrooms, or libraries. When buyers can see the potential of a room, they can easily place themselves in it, and they also see that no space is wasted

Use lighting to your advantage.

The right light can transform a room. In fact, good lighting is at the top of most homebuyers’ wishlists. Letting outside light in can make a room larger, but interior light is also key. For maximum effect, use three types of lighting: accent (table, shelf, wall), task (reading, pendant), and ambient (overhead). Combine these three to create an attractive, inviting space that will draw your buyers in and make it feel like home.



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Single-Family

$359,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
**FIRST SHOWINGS TO TAKE PLACE AT OPEN HOUSE SUN AUG 30th 10-12 - Masks and Gloves required** Great Ranch on 2.5 acres with 300 feet of frontage and PRIVATE rear yard! Much work has been done to this home including newer roof, windows, doors, crown moldings, mini split AC system, updated bath, stainless steel appliances, updated electric, 3 season room with cathedral ceiling and pellet stove and much more. Hardwood floors in living room hall and bedrooms. This home also features a 1 car garage under, walkout basement (with family room). This home is a great buy in convenient Pembroke location!
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Sunday
August 30 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Condo

$419,000
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
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