Your home has to be ready to impress when you put it on the market. Getting your home “pretty tidy” won’t cut it. In fact, even going over the place with a fine tooth comb may not be enough to tip the sale in your favor. First impressions matter a lot, you don’t want to be rushing to fix things on a deadline, and professional equipment and knowledge get professional results.
1. First impressions count
There’s a reason that realtors like to freshen a home with fresh flowers or warm cookies before people come to view it. First impressions make an impact that can never be replicated. It’s even more of an emotional impact than a reasonable one. If you’re looking at a house you love, you’re more likely to overlook any potential flaws in it. A professional restoration service can get your home ready to make the kind of first impression that sells houses.
2. Don’t get stuck with a deadline
If you don’t opt for a professional the first time, you could find yourself with a deadline down the road. “These buyers might be interested, but they’re concerned the stains on the carpet could mean water damage…” and then you have to find a restoration company to make your carpets (and under floors) like new before these buyers find a better offer. Contacting a professional restoration service in advance gets you time to work on your schedule. You can prioritize what your property needs, and fix it as you can afford to. That way when your place goes on the market it can sell for the most possible; you’re unlikely to get a great deal of cash from a buyer who had to ask for a problem to be fixed before they bought the house.
3. Professional equipment gets professional results
You can scrub your tile with a toothbrush, and you won’t get the results that a professional restoration service can get. This is even more true of renovations around the property, repairing mold, water damage, or other flaws. You can do-it-yourself through a lot of messes, but you can’t attain the level of perfection that a professional restoration service can. They have the experience, and they have the equipment to do the job right. You can hire someone first, or you can hire someone later after wasting a lot of your time and effort. Either way, it’s going to take a professional to get your space looking its best.
Putting your home on the market is a big step. Everyone hopes for a quick, easy sell where you reach your asking price. While there’s no one magic step to get that every time, making a great first impression can help. A professional restoration service has the tools to get your place looking its best. Plan ahead and call before you try to sell; there’s no point working on a deadline!