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Getting Your Home Ready to Sell in Spring 2018!

Friday, January 12th, 2018 at 3:37pm Engel & Völkers New Orleans

The first few weeks following Mardi Gras, we see a marked increase in activity and new homes coming on the market.       Now, at the start of the year, is the perfect time to start preparing your home if you are considering a sale this Spring.      We have combined some tips and resources for you to consider!   Don't be overwhelmed - these tips and tricks and suggestions all have some very common themes.   And, homeowners who list their home with Engel & Völkers during 2018, will be provided a complimentary 1-hour consultation from one of our in-house certified interior decorators, home stagers, or a local expert in helping a homeowner identify the biggest bang for their buck.      To qualify, please fill out the "Contact Form" found on our Homeowner Resources page!   

And, as always, our expert Real Estate Advisors welcome the opportunity to provide a complimentary market analysis of your home's value based on today's  market here in New Orleans.    

From our partners at, here are 7 steps to make a Fantastic First Impression!  

  1. 'Break Up' with your home
  2. Focus on curb appeal
  3. Ditch as much stuff as possible
  4. Fix the broken stuff - all of it (including replacing those lightbulbs you've been putting off)
  5. Consider a small mini-makeover that packs a punch
  6. Appeal to all senses
  7. Keep up appearances - indefinitely

Curated from US News & World Report, here are their top 10 ways to Sell Your Home Fast

1. Price it right from the start
2. Enhance your home's curb appeal
3. Update the interior and exterior (new fixtures, paint etc)
4. Clean, Declutter, and Depersonalize
5. Stage the house to show how rooms are supposed to be used
6. Make the property easy to show
7. Remove your pets :(
8. Make sure your listing is on all major websites
9. Use quality photos, and plenty of them
10. Share information about life in the neighborhood
A few timely tips from the experts at HGTV with 10 ways to prepare your home to sell.   
And last but not least, a few of our own from a group of our Realtors! 
  • If at all possible, remove pets and take steps to remove hair and any smells associated with them
  • Share what you love about the home - make notes or list the things your love about your home
  • Always use a FULL TIME REALTOR who is committed to the industry, knows our market, and knows the right connections locally to get your home sold as fast as possible.
  • We understand every home is a mansion but a property is worth only what someone is willing to pay for it.  As hard as it may be, take the emotion out of the transaction.
Check out our own Homeowner's Resource Page for event more information!   Click here to visit that page.

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