Ready to sell?

 

Are you getting ready to sell your home? Is your agent going to start showing your home to potential buyers? Well, we have some tips for you! From cleaning to staging to showing, we have some good information to keep in mind when going through the process of selling your home!

 

Clean

Cleaning is a huge aspect of getting your home ready to sell. Having a clean home will only make things better for yourself and the buyer. No one wants to purchase a dirty home. Having the carpets professionally cleaned is another good idea. Getting out stains and dirt from within it will make if look clean and unused.

Organize

When trying to sell your house, make sure it is always ready to be shown. Organize everything, and organizing your closets specifically can be very beneficial. If your closet looks like it is about to explode, consider taking some stuff out so it looks more spacious and not cluttered.

De-cluttering is another part of this. If you can’t find a good way to organize some things, box them up and store them!

De-Personalize

  • Take down your family pictures and store up personalized belongings. Although pictures may make your home what it is, the people viewing your home do not want to see it. It can make some people feel uncomfortable “taking over” another person’s home. An empty, open house without clutter on walls will give the buyer a clearer picture and enable them to picture how they would decorate and personalize it.
  • Along with this, if you have pets, make sure they are in a kennel or at a pet hotel. Your animals may seem perfect to you, but not everyone is a pet person. Also, buyers will see you had pets in the home which may turn away some people.

Simple Touches

  • You do not have to completely stage your home in order for it to sell. Although, adding some things such as a plant or vase here and there can be beneficial!
  • You also don’t have to completely renovate your home for it to sell. One small thing you can and should do is make small fixes. If you have loose cabinet handles or door knobs, give them a quick fix! Clean scuff marks of floors and walls. If you have rooms that have bright colored paint, paint them a neutral color.

Lighting

Create an inviting look to your home by having excellent lighting. Opening windows and shade will bring a lot of natural lighting into your home, making it feel more open and clean. No one will want to purchase a dark, dingy home. When getting ready to sell, replace old light bulbs and take down drapes.

First Impressions

Have an entryway that is welcoming and clean. Also make sure the exterior of your home looks nice. Keep your curb appeal up to date by taking care of your lawn and driveway. Inside of the home, the kitchen is the most important. People rely heavily on the kitchen when purchasing a house. It is a place people spend a lot of time in, and it can be a focal point of a house. If your kitchen is below average, consider giving it a small renovation. This could be as simple as painting the cupboards and replacing the handles. This is simple, but can make a big difference.

Let the agent take over

Remember that the agent is the expert. It is their job to sell your home, so let them do it! Remember that you are on the same team and have the same goal in mind.Luke-Small-Print-Right

 

For more tips and information visit, Home-Selling Checklist: 12 Things to Do Before Selling Your Home.

 

Source:

Ericson, Cathie. “Home-Selling Checklist: 12 Things to Do Before Selling Your House>.”Realtor.com®, Realtor.com, 2 Nov. 2017, www.realtor.com/advice/sell/home-selling-checklist-things-to-do-before-selling/.