Getting your house ready to sell can be a stressful task. These tips will help get you through the preparing, to a quicker sale, and for more money. One thing to remember, think of the process as selling a house, not your home.
Spruce up Your Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is something to consider when selling your home. This is one of the most important things to do before putting your house on the market. You will want to make sure when prospective buyers see the outside of your home they want to see more.
Get a friend or someone you trust to walk out to the street in front of your house. Look to see what you see. Be honest. If you were the buyers coming to see your house would it be a home you would be interested in seeing more? Ask the friend what they suggest you to do to make the appearance more appealing.
Curb appeal does matter. Take some time to get the outside in order to ensure it is more welcoming to the buyers the moment they arrive.
Weed the flower beds, trim the greenery, put down new mulch, cut the lawn, pressure wash the sidewalks and driveway. You will also want to make sure the light fixtures are clean, make sure there are no cobwebs, put a fresh coat of paint on the front door and potted plants will add a pop of color to the front of your house.
Be sure to include the back yard on your list. Tidy up the patio, get rid of old furniture, clean up around your grill and stain the deck, if needed.
By doing these things you are also enticing prospective buyers to want to see more when they view it online, before making an appointment.
Declutter and Then Declutter Some More
One of the most important things you can do to prepare your house for sale is to declutter. It might be a good idea to spend the necessary money to get a storage unit. It will be money well spent.
Remember when you are selling your house, potential buyers want to see everything. That means there is no area of your home that is safe from the eyes of serious buyers. It is crucial to maximize every inch of your place by minimizing your overall clutter.
Decluttering and organizing your space will go a long way with the buyers who view your house. Think of it this way, don’t move things you no longer want or need. This will help sell your home faster and make your move easier.
Less is definitely more when it comes to getting your home ready to show. When a house is clutter free, the buyers will be able to focus on the home instead of the junk, knick-knacks, and overflowing closets.
The kitchen is one room the buyers really pay attention to. This means countertops stay clean and clear. There should not be small appliances sitting on the countertops. The pantry and cabinets should be organized, neat and not overcrowded. If you need to, remove some and store it.
Another thing to consider when decluttering is all of the closets in the home. You want the closet space to appear as big as possible. This might mean removing some of the clothes and storing them.
Bathrooms can make a big difference to potential buyers so keeping yours orderly is very important. Organize your countertops (do not leave your toothbrush and makeup out) and your linen closet so buyers can visualize what they’ll do with the space.