The Home Tips All Prospective Sellers in Westchester Should Know

Thinking about listing your home on the market in Westchester County? Elevate your selling game with these eight tips.

Get your home show-ready.

“The little things really do make a difference,” says Deena Weinhouse, Compass. “Spend time decluttering your home. Have the home deep-cleaned. Make sure the outside landscaping and house entrance look inviting. Consider livening up dingy walls with a fresh coat of neutral paint and if the house is empty or filled with old furniture, consider staging a couple of rooms in the home. The more appealing the home is, the quicker it will sell and the more money it will fetch.”

Make repairs.

“Look around carefully and fix anything that is an eyesore,” says Dawn Knief, Julia B. Sotheby’s International Realty. “This includes attics and basements, often where deals fall apart.”

Use professional photos.

“Use professional photos that include aerial shots, if it makes sense, video, and floor plans for the listing,” says Daniel M. Berger, RE/MAX Prestige Properties.“

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Take photos during different seasons.

“Taking photos during different seasons is great to have on hand to show buyers the beauty during different times of the year,” adds Knief.

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Conduct open houses.

“Do all you can to get as many buyers into your home as possible and be flexible when people ask to see your home,” says Berger.

Do a pre-inspection.

“Have an inspection before to see what issues might come up,” adds Berger. “Get in front of issues and be [proactive].”

Work with an agent.

“There’s an art to selling real estate,” says Giselle Blanco, Douglas Elliman. “[They can help you] develop a strategic marketing plan, to ensure they attract the right buyer and to get the optimum price.”

Have a plan for where you are going.

“This is the biggest issue for many people who want or need to sell before they buy. Understand that you might have to have an interim step, such as renting for a short time,” says Knief.

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