Real estate professionals call it staging, or showcasing, the best features of your home to get top dollar when you sell. Selling your Santa Cruz real estate is a lot like romance, it pays to set the mood.
Here are some tips to make your home show ready:
1. Clear out as much furniture as you can: Donate it, put it in storage, or have a garage sale. Your home needs to look spacious, not cluttered.
2. Nix the cigarettes: Buyers are sensitive to cigarette smells. Many buyers will not even tour a home if they smell cigarette smoke.
3. Let there be light: Open the blinds and turn on the lights. If the whole house is dark, that’s a problem.
4. Get a home inspection: Do it now so you’re aware of any problems and can make any necessary repairs…