Like preparing for a school room test, getting your Maine home ready to sell means roll up the sleeves.
Training for the big transition. Because living in a home day to day and getting pretty comfortable is not the way to ease into selling a house in Maine. It's highly competitive.
Effort, running a tighter ship with no slack, for the best first impression is a big part of the ten hut. Attention to details.
All the little things that add up, make a big difference. That shout out "pick my Maine house for sale over others" competing for the same buyers for homes in the area.
So the list of what to do in your Maine home sale.
Number one price the Maine home, real estate realistically. Then move on to the actual house itself before marketing kicks in. Often property owners are told to heave ho all the knick knacks. To remove all the personal images on the wall. To pretty much make the Maine home the four walls in and out depersonalized.
Without clutter, anything that makes the walk through difficult or distracting. I agree with the three couches in the small living room situation making it feel smaller, more crowded then it really is. And let's escort two of them to the storage shed.
Or the lake camp, to your kid's apartments or Catholic Charities, Goodwill, Sally's (The Salvation Army Thrift Store).
But the painting done of Mount Katahdin, Maine moose photo. the lake sunset, what the heck. Leave it hanging on the wall so the place has some personality. Make sure the interior is clean as a whistle with extra effort to remove any smells that would make a buyer tense up. Cause a face wearing the frown. Brownie's baking, now that smell is fine and dandy. Would I like one? Yes please. (Munch munch) Thank you.
So besides declutter, spiffy clean inside and out the Maine home, garage and storage sheds. Landscaping for curb appeal goes a long ways. No grass growing in the paved driveway cracks. Would you get excited buying a home with overgrown shrubs, untrimmed grass around the trees and broken kid's toys scattered all over the property yard? Exactly. Me neither. Think buyer, tighten up on the patrol. Looking for slack in the household, around the property you listed for sale. Need to sell and replace with another four walls, a roof somewhere else. To hang your hat, call home.