Preparing Your Home for the Market 

by Hawwao Wajed

Greetings to all of our communities.  Let us all continue to remember who we are and how we can assist others. 

Let’s begin:  What is the Market?

It is the process of announcing to the public that particular homes are ready to be sold.  It is common and popular that most people will google, ask someone, facebook and use printed media. However, a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson will provide up to date, sales data, prices, valuations and closing information.  As a member of the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors, an agent has unlimited access, 24 hours to the BNAR “Multiple Listing System.”\  This system will contain all of the current residential homes, commercial, lots, rentals and more.  The MLS has relationships with valid approved networks.  The sales are shown there having a greater exposure to be sold.  The turnaround time when listed on the market is prompt.  Our goal is to provide professional service, negotiating the sale for the best price, referral information for attorneys, contractors, inspectors and more.

Here are some best practical suggestions to prepare your home:

~ Landscaping and clearing the outside of home.  This also includes the garage.  A first impression of “Curb appeal” matters to all viewers.

~ Decluttering includes letting go of the unused items which no longer serve a purpose. These include paperwork, clothing, furniture and more.  Doing this allows a buyer to see themselves in your home as a new homeowner.

~ Affordable repairs such as painting, using neutral colors, cosmetic touches and mechanical updates.

Of course, as a result of the completed preparations, the Agent will have the ability to tour the home at its best!  The Agent will suggest a valuation, in conjunction with comparable closed sales within the surrounding community.

In closing, I trust this information is of value to you even if you are staying in your home until you’re ready to sell.   Be comfortable and continue to be focused.

Contributing Columnist Hawwao Wajed is a licensed realestate sales specialist, advisor, notary

Hawwao Wajed / Real 

Estate Salesperson ~ Notary

Keller Williams Realty 

Buffalo /Northtowns  

Email questions to askhawa@kw.com