Plan Ahead and Enjoy Your Home- Before You List

Posted by Dan Miller, REALTOR on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 9:00am.

Have you ever watched those HGTV programs and wished your home could be updated? Do you look around your home and wonder how to transform it for greater appeal? If you know that your current home is temporary, you could benefit from services to improve your current property- and prepare it for a future sale. All the while, you can enjoy the decor and staging that was prepared for the future listing.

One of our clients chose to approach their home this way. Two years ago they had us in to walk through their property in Midvale Heights. We offered suggestions for improvements and helped them stage it to show its best features. They completed the updates, and we captured photographs of this home, well in advance of it ever listing. Now, two years later, they are ready to sell their home. And unlike many, they won't need to spend hours (and dollars) preparing their home to list. They already have it staged. The photographs are already taken. They simply need to keep it neat and clean for all the showings their listing is producing.

It can pay off to plan ahead. We see several benefits to this approach:

1. It Makes A Future Listing Easy: If you have all the key pieces put in place, then all you need to do is go live with your listing and be ready to host showings.

2. You Can Budget for Updates: You may find that a more significant improvement will pay off in the long run. Knowing in advance allows you to prepare for it, and make the change on your timing.

3. You Enjoy the Updates Before you Sell: If you're going to make improvements to your home, you probably would like to enjoy them first.

4. You Can Have Seasonal Photographs to Highlight Your Home Year-Round: It can benefit your listing to be able to show your home, and its landscaping, during all seasons. This allows potential buyers to see its year-round appeal.

In the case of our recent listing, the sellers were able to just list their home, and begin open houses and showings. By planning ahead, they can focus on their next step, and enjoy their home as the offers come in.

Contact us for a brief consultation. In just a short visit, we can help you target easy updates that will add to your home's value, and we will help you put together a plan to create the perfect listing, at the perfect time. Then when you're ready to sell, we can flip the switch and your listing will be ready.

This article is published courtesy of:
Dan Miller, REALTOR
Mad City Dream Homes & RE/MAX Preferred
610 Junction Road #205, Madison, WI, 53717

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