January 17, 2017

Most people in the market for a new home will likely have an existing home to sell first.  Re-sale homes in Overland Park, Leawood, and Southern Johnson County will typically sell quickly if the sellers follow a few critical steps in preparing their home for sale.  The building professionals at Covenant Custom Homes are pretty savvy in selling new homes and have been involved in helping our clients prepare their existing homes for sale in this highly competitive market.  It can not be overstated, that the Southern Johnson County as well as Leawood and Overland Park buyers are experienced and demanding; and have higher expectations than the typical home buyer.  With this in mind let us offer a few suggestions that will shorten the days on the market and might even increase the sales price of your current home.

Curb Appeal

Even in winter curb appeal is critical so make sure the grass is trimmed, yard debris is picked up and that ice and snow are removed from driveways and walks.

Pass The Smell Test

Every home has its own unique smell and if it is not a pleasant one you will suffer a big negative.  During the winter season when homes are closed up the odors from cooking, pets and carpets can be particularly problematic.  Locate the source of unpleasant odors and address it before showings.  Make sure carpets and upholstery are cleaned and deodorized.