Prepare My Home to Sell
Most of the time sellers are in a hurry to prepare their homes for the market. There are a few things you can do to add value to your home before it hits the market. Giving your home a quick makeover will help you attract buyers. Buyers will be able to visualize the home as theirs when you do these few things to prepare the home for the market:
First Impression - Curb Appeal
What does the buyer experience as they pull up to your home? Is there junk on the side of the porch, yard toys, or weeds? The curb appeal is known as the first thing a buyer sees when they pull up to your home. First impressions really do matter. The yard and perimeter of your home will create an experience for the potential buyer from the minute they step out of the car. Before you list your home, be sure the yard is cleaned up!
Declutter Your Home
If you anticipate a quick sell, you will want to be one step ahead of the game. Start packing! Pack up or donate any clutter, toys, books, and knick knacks now. Clean out closets, drawers and cabinets. Make the home feel welcoming by removing personal items and pictures. Something to keep in mind is “less is more”! You want the buyer to see your home, not your items.
Hire a professional to deep clean your home and have the carpets professionally cleaned. You will need to clean regularly the whole time your home is on the market. A spot check should be completed before every showing.
A fresh coat of paint can make a home feel fresh, clean and new. Choosing neutral colors can help a buyer envision the home as their own.
Check each room for repairs. Check to make sure light bulbs are working, closet doors are on the tracks, holes are filled and nothing is loose. While these things may not make or break a sale, they are simple fixes that will not distract a buyer from the appeal of the home. These are also things that may be reported in the inspection so why not fix the little things now.
Get your home ready to sell!