Ready to Sell? Here are Some Places to get Started

by Kwee Huset 09/29/2019

When you think of all the things that go into getting your house ready to go on the market, you may want to throw your hands up and run away. Do not despair, there is hope. You will free up a lot of your time when you ask for help from your real estate professional. The support may come in the form of a quick walk-through of your home and property so you can note where to put your time and effort. From the front to the back and even into the dreaded bathroom cupboards you will need to scrub and organize all the places a buyer will want to look. 

Neat and tidy curb appeal

Often, the initial impression people get of your home is the online picture. Because of this, you will want your entryway and front yard looking clean and inviting. You will often hear the advice to depersonalize your yard and home. Doing so allows the potential buyer to see themselves living in that space. It may seem sterile and generic to you, but it really will help you get your house sold. Keep the front porch area simple with a small seating area or colorful flowering planters to greet potential buyers. Keep away from lawn ornaments or too many flower pots and planters this will look cluttered and make the area seem small and cramped.

Every closet, every drawer

If you are still living in the house while it is on the market keeping it clean will be a struggle. So, to combat this, a good old fashion de-cluttering is in order. Storing away items not in season or rarely used is in order. Take advantage of some of your garage space and get a jump on packing those boxes to move. Remember this is just temporary, and a clean-looking space welcomes the buyer and communicates you cared for the property well. Remember when people are looking, they may open cupboards and drawers so organized them and repair anything that needs attention. A sticky drawer or loose cupboard door is a turnoff to buyers. 

The quick start list

A few quick and easy ideas to start you in the right directions are:

- Shampoo all the carpet areas

- Wash all the windows inside and out, plus screens

- Pressure wash the siding, brick, decks, walkways, driveways, and garage doors

- Keep the lawn and edging trimmed and weeds pulled

- Wipe down all the interior walls and cabinets

- Dust everywhere

Take any suggestions your real estate professional gives you seriously. It may even be worth paying someone to come in and do a few larger projects to get your place in top condition. Call your local realtor for a market analysis of your home today. 

About the Author

Kwee Huset

Chinese Speaking Florida Agent About Kwee she is a multilingual full service real estate agent, REALTOR®. A Cantonese, Mandarin, Chinese speaking Florida Agent in Venice since 2000. Living in Venice Florida since 1991, Kwee Huset is a multilingual. English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Chinese speaking Florida Agent in Venice since 2000 helping others to find their dream homes. The Reasons Kwee Huset is the Florida Agent for You! 1. Working with you and for you. 2. I have been named a 5 Star – Best in Client Satisfaction Agent. 3. Always has your interest in mind so you have someone on your side. 4. Kwee know the neighborhoods, market conditions, zoning regulations, schools and the local economy. 5. Your Property will have the exposure of 53 dynamic websites 24 hours a day. 6. Pays for all marketing and advertising costs. 7. I will guide you through the process and ease stress during your buying and/or selling of property. 8. I am a full time resident of Venice for over 25 years, and own home and investment properties locally. 9. I am a full time Florida Real Estate Licensee for over 15 years with experience in successfully selling homes and investment properties. 10. Gives an unbiased, realistic view of home and your options. Unlike buyers and sellers, Kwee has no emotional attachment to property. 11. I Love Venice, it is a wonderful place to live – many FREE things to do. Kwee has been helping buyers and sellers locally, as well as from other states and countries in all walks of life. I have been easing stress and making attitudes more relaxed during the process of buying and selling properties while meeting needs for over 15 years. I have extensive experience, knowledge and a proven track record that will work with your best interest at heart while maintaining the utmost level of confidentiality in meeting your needs and trust in this fast changing real estate market. I help to educate homeowners by showing them the options; e.g. loan modification, special forbearance, repayment plan, short sale, etc. to save their homes from foreclosure and maintain good credit. Check out my testimonial, it is self-explanatory about my services of which there is no substitute and helped me to achieve the 2010, 2013, 2014 FIVE STAR Best in Client Satisfaction Award (Kwee Huset Realty), Century 21 Quality Service Awards and Century 21 Centurion Awards in the Top 100 among all the agents in Southern Region of Florida from Tampa, Orlando, Daytona Beach all the way to Key West (while I work at Century 21 C & L Real Estate from 2002 – 2005). I can help you with every aspect of buying or selling your home because I’m experienced, because I’m professional . . . and because I care. Kwee Huset Contact Kwee Today! The relationship between a home buyer or seller and their agent is based on trust, shared goals and understanding. I strive to continually improve and to do this I listen and take your needs and wants into consideration. You may contact Kwee at phone/text 941-716-3090. Your personal referrals help local students realize and achieve their dreams as well as provide children and families with Clean Water in 3rd world countries.