Todd beardsley on actions to assist with selling a home by todd beardsley
By Todd Beardsley
Selling a property can seem challenging evenin the best markets. Since the housingdownturn of the past few years, it helps totake some proactive steps in the process.
1. Leverage your agent’s marketing know-how. Anexperienced professional understands which methodsbring the greatest visibility to your home.2. Mentally prepare yourself. While you may beginwith emotional ties to the property, to reallysucceed, you need to separate yourself from thehome.3. Remove extra items. Sometimes, it helps to rent astorage unit. Buyers appreciate less furniture, whichclarifies a room’s purpose.4. Clean thoroughly. Vacuum regularly, removemildew and cobwebs, and put out fresh towels in thekitchen and bathrooms.5. Straighten up outside. Make sure the flowerbedsdo not include weeds, trim bushes, and use thelawnmower.
An experienced real estate agent, ToddBeardsley has spent the past five years as aBroker with Menlo Atherton Realty in MenloPark, California. Mr. Beardsley previouslyworked with Sotheby’s International Realtyand Fireside Realty.