Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.

Curb Appeal is Real.

The outside of your home is the first impression a buyer will have whether they are just driving by or surfing the internet. If they don’t like the front, it will be much harder to get them inside the door! If they do fall in love with the outside, it makes up for a lot of flaws on the inside. Some green grass (i know there’s a drought but we gotta do what we gotta do) or some great landscaping really does wonders for a property!

Neutralize + DeClutter

Not everyone is a visionary and if your home is too cluttered with pictures, furniture and personal items it’s hard to see the forest through the trees, ya know what i mean? Since you’re moving anyway, this is a perfect time to start getting rid of anything you are not planning on taking with you and packing away all the knick knacks, frames, and clutter that you have collected over the years. The goal is to have as little distractions to the potential buyer as possible.

To Stage or Not to Stage?

Once your house is clean and updated, it’s time to play dress up. Home stagers can add small details and décor touches that will bring out the possibilities in the various spaces in your home: lamps, mirrors, throw rugs and pillows, flowers, decorative soaps and towels, patio furniture. Home staging can be particularly useful if your home is especially old or if the exterior looks dated. Think of it as a little mascara and rouge—if it’s done right, you notice the beauty, not the makeup.

Definitely, not ever house requires staging and truthfully, most do not! It’s all case by case depending upon the neighborhood, the target audience and the price. We will let you know if we think the added expense of staging will add dollars onto your sales price.

What’s great about Modern?

We are also general contractors and experienced home renovators who can not only help you decide what does and does not need to be done but we can get it all done for you and usually with no out of pocket costs to you! How fabulous is that?

If you have questions or are ready to sell now, give us a call or send us an email!


Our brokers, Damien and Mia Melle have been in the Real Estate Industry for over 20 years and have completed literally thousands of transactions and are familiar with all facets of real estate and construction. This is in addition to having a whole team of people behind them coordinating all the details to provide the best service possible. We can handle any issue or problem that comes our way to get the deal closed.



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