Episode 3: Preparing your Home for Sale, Repairing

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Most Buyers are looking for trouble-free, ready to move into houses and first impressions are key!   Leaky faucets, cracked tiles, broken appliances or anything else that doesn’t work like it should, may turn off buyers. A pre-inspection gives you the opportunity to find out if there are any hidden problems with your home. However, any faults that are discover and not repair, must disclosed to your agent and potential buyers.    Once you know  if anything is wrong, you can have those issues fixed before you list. Some homebuyers  are looking to buy a fixer-upper, however these buyers often will discount the price of the house to allow for the repairs and, a bit more for the inconvenience. Make a list of everything that is defective, broken or worn out.  Decide which items you can fix yourself and which you will need a contractor to fix for you.  So repairing your home is the third step in preparing your home for sale. Not only will this help in selling the home for a higher price and in a lesser amount of time, but it will make the whole transaction go much smoother. 

Episode 2: Preparing Your Home for Sale. Decluttering.

This is part two of a four part series on preparing your home for sale.  Decluttering your home for sale is very important. Edgar Marroquin, Albuquerque Home Stager gives good advice to Albuquerque homeowners on how to prepare their home for sale. Press the play icon below to have a listen.  

Albuquerque Home Staging Podcast SHOW NOTES:  1. Decluttering is Daunting, take your time work on just one room at a time. 2. Keep only the basic things you'll need while your house is on the market. 3. Make sure to rent a storage space for your stuff.  4. Keep, Sell, Donate and Trash.5. Make sure to clear out your closets and garage.

ABQ Home Staging Podcast, Depersonalizing Your Home

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Depersonalizing your home for sale is very important. Albuquerque Interior Designer, Edgar Marroquin gives good advice on preparing your home for sale. Press the play icon above to have a listen.

SHOW NOTES:  1. Prepare yourself emotionally. 2. Take down all photographs and portraits. 3. Put away religious or political items. 4. Clear out all personal items in bathrooms. 5. Remove your personal tastes so potential buyers and envision their own taste and style.