So you're selling your Virginia horse farm? You have decided to list your horse farm for sale; you have found the best REALTOR to market your property; with the advice of your real estate agent you have priced your home properly for the Charlottesville Virginia real estate market. Now all that's left to be done is to put the sign up and the buyers will beat a path to your door. Right?…Wait a minute…you are forgetting a crucial step.
In order for your home to sell in today's competitive real estate market you need to have the combination of the home that is in the best condition at the best price in the best location. Well, we can't change the location, and you have priced your home correctly, but the savy seller will also make sure that their property is in the best condition possible.
There are a lot of articles that sellers can read to learn about how to prepare their house for sale, but a Virginia horse farm is more than just the house and there is more to readying a horse farm for sale. Many buyers who are looking for an equestrian property will not even look in the house until they have first determined that the fields and horse facilities will suit their horses needs.
In addition to getting the home spiffed up, there is work to be done on the land and barns. The following are some things to do to make your Charlottesville Virginia horse farm look its best:
- Bushhog your fields
- Weedeat under fencelines and around structures
- Repair fencing, replace any broken boards and repaint fences
- If the driveway is unpaved, grade and add more gravel if necessary
- Drag the riding ring and repaint the jumps
- Keep the stalls clean and well bedded
- Remove any cobwebs in the barn
- Sweep and rake the barn aisleways daily
- Clean and declutter the tack and feed rooms
- Make sure the equiptment shed and hayloft are clean and orderly
- Get rid of any broken and unused farm equiptment
Now you are ready for your real estate agent to put up the for sale sign and start showing your home to buyers, knowing that you have done everything possible to make sure that your Virginia horse farm is the one that sells.
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