Selling Your Home
If you’re selling your home, you can look to The Tharp Group to help you sell it! As you’re beginning to work through the process of listing your home, here are some simple things you can do to get things moving in the right direction. Click here to begin the process of having The Tharp Group sell your home.
Make Small Fixes
Inspect your home with a buyer’s eyes, and correct the flaws that are most egregious (if affordable) or can be relatively easily fixed—from repairing cracks in the walkways to repainting dingy walls or oiling creaky hinges.
Set A Price
We will give you a market analysis free of charge or commitment. Check out comparable listings yourself in the real estate section of your newspaper or on website, or get an analysis from a certified appraiser to give you a value. Then decide whether you want a quick, easy sale or the highest possible price.
Clean and Declutter
Get rid of excess furniture, knickknacks, and “stuff.” Use this time to get rid of things you no longer want or need. Consider donating unwanted items to Goodwill or Habitat for Humanity. Remember, potential homebuyers want to be able to envision how their furniture will work in your home. It is hard for them to do that if there is too much stuff in the way. Also, consider having your home professionally cleaned. Sometimes that can make the different between a sale and just having people pass through your home on their way to the next listing.
Stay Vigilant About Maintenance
From the moment you start showing your house, keep the lawn mowed, shrubs trimmed, gardens weeded, rooms spotless and clutter-free.
Be Sure You (and your pets) Have Someplace To Go
Staying home, or having animals stay at home while a potential buyer wanders through your home can be unnerving for all involved. Be sure to be away long enough that people have enough time to tour your home. Remember, some Real Estate agents may not show a home if animals are present. Be sure you have a plan to contain them or have a place to take them.