5 Things to Remove from Your Alaskan Home Before Selling

Did you know selling your Alaskan home in the fall and winter can be just as lucrative as selling during the spring and summer? It's true! However, that is if your property is well prepared for the market!

There are many ways to improve your home in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla, and North Pole before listing it for sale, including removing the following five items that have been known to turn buyers away!

Even if you have a few ladybugs taking up residence in your home's windowsills, it's best to remove them before buyers arrive. This is one of the easiest turn-offs for Alaskan buyers as it can give the impression that your home is not clean or well cared for.

Decor Collections
No matter if it's stamps or holiday figurines, you'll want to keep your collectibles stored away during the home sale process. Displaying any type of collection can give off a cluttered vibe to buyers and turn them away from your property— even if they're just pet accessories!

One of the quickest ways to send buyers back out the door is by having odors present in your home. Smells can make or break a sale for a buyer, so be mindful of what you're cooking before a showing and be aware of any pet odors that need addressed. Strong scented candles can be a no-go for buyers also as not everyone enjoys the same aromas in their home.

Pet Damage
Remember that not everyone loves pets the way you might. Are your floors scratched from your pet's claws? Are there stains from your pets on the carpet? Consider having your floors refinished or your carpets professionally cleaned prior to buyers arriving at your door.

Personal Photos
Did you know that de-personalizing your Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla or North Pole property prior to selling can boost your chances of hooking a buyer? Consider removing all of your personal photos before a showing or open house as this will allow buyers to envision themselves in the home in the future instead of you and your family.

As your local real estate experts, you can count on Madden Real Estate to set you up for home seller success

Contact Madden Real Estate today and let our team show you how you can make top dollar for your property in Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla, North Pole or the surrounding areas.

You'll also want to know we have a Guaranteed Sales Program! If we don't sell your home, we'll buy it!

We look forward to hearing from you! 

The Madden Real Estate Team
Madden Real Estate with Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group
(907) 452-3000
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