Preparing your house for sale is important. Sometimes it the little things that can be big turnoffs and sometimes it can be big things like windows.

Here are steps to take to make sure your house is ready to show…
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When you give up something you love, such as selling your first car or a designer bag, you want to make sure that the next owner will love it as much as you did. Stakes are even higher when your clients are selling their homes. The home is an extension of who they are, and they want the next owner to feel its value.

Whether you are an owner or real estate agent, attracting prospective buyers can be difficult. Selling a house is not easy. After all, this is not garage sale — it’s a lifetime investment.

In the study of 16 emerging countries, including the Philippines, global property website Lamudi found that house hunting has shifted from offline to online. Nearly 90 percent of agents said the Internet is now part of the initial hunting stage. However, no one really buys a property just by seeing pictures online. An open house is still necessary.

Prospective buyers need to see the place — from its location, neighborhood, interiors and other features. The process of house hunting will still get down to showing the buyer around the house, so make sure you and your client do some home flips before walking them through. As soon as you pin that “For Sale” sign, online or offline, buyers and inquiries will start pouring in. Be ready to impress. Read more…