Location is a huge factor when buying or selling a property. In addition to that, it’s important to keep in mind condition, price, and presentation. All four factors work together to create the ideal scenario for selling (or buying) a home. Melinda Potcher, professional home stager in New Mexico, details why condition, price, and presentation are elements you should pay attention to for the best result.

As Melinda explains, “Condition means addressing any deferred maintenance issues like fixing a hole in the wall to updating your kitchen or bathroom to appeal to today’s savvy buyer.” This process of taking into account the condition of your home creates an opportunity for you and your realtor to view it through a buyer’s eyes.

You may also be advised to have a “pre-listing” home inspection to uncover any unseen repair issues and take care of those items prior to putting your house on the market for sale.  Realtors I talk to in the Albuquerque Metro Area say that pre-listing inspections that are performed on houses they list for sale tend to remove any sticking points once a house is pending and under contract.

Furthermore, price and presentation come down to being competitive within the market and creating a great first impression. A realtor will check similar homes in the neighborhood to see where the market sits and how it will affect list price.

Read more tips on home staging at Home Staging in Albuquerque.