5 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

5 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to SellIf you are planning to list your home for sale in the near future, then you should do everything possible to boost the chances that your house will sell, as well as how much money you can sell it for. For example, there are likely little repairs you can do and improvements that can be made to make your house more appealing to prospective buyers. Here are some things you can do to prepare your home before putting it on the market.

1. Clean Everything

The first step in preparing to list your home is to clean–clean like you have never cleaned before! You need to set aside at least a few days to thoroughly clean each room. Your kitchen and bathroom(s) should look spotless. Get out the Windex and clean every window. Don’t forget to dust shelves, appliances, and fixtures to make them shine. Make sure you wash the curtains and shampoo the carpet. If your house has any kind of smell, open up the windows to air it out, as well as spray odor neutralizers in each room.

2. De-Clutter

In addition to cleaning your home, you will want to pair down on the amount of stuff that you have sitting around your house. That’s because your home will appear bigger if you have less things in each room. There is likely at least one thing that you could easily remove from every room to make it look larger. For example, you could pack smaller items away in drawers and closets. If you have items that you honestly no longer need/use, consider donating or selling them.

3. Paint Rooms

You can also make the inside of your house look nicer by giving your walls a fresh coat of paint. However, you should paint your walls lighter colors to brighten up your home, making it look lighter and more inviting. Most prospective home buyers won’t like dark-looking rooms or peeling paint on the walls.

4. Make Necessary Repairs

Making your home look nicer isn’t the only thing that you can do to boost its appeal and selling price. When prospective buyers visit your home, you don’t want them to notice things like leaky faucets, broken/missing tiles, and cracks in the walls. The buyer might decide that they aren’t interested in your house – or they might want you to significantly reduce your asking price. Therefore, you should make any needed repairs before you list your home for sale because there’s a good chance that these repairs will cost you less than what a buyer would want you to knock off the selling price.

5. Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Lastly, you don’t want to forget about improving your home’s curb appeal. In fact, the outside of your home is actually going to give prospective buyers their very first impression of your house. Therefore, you want to make it a good one! Make sure you trim any tress or shrubs that need trimmed. Power-wash the guttering and trim if it looks dirty. You might even want to repaint the trim. Don’t let your grass get too tall. Make sure you don’t have a lot of junk cluttering up your porch and/or scattered around your yard.

In short, when you are getting ready to sell your home, you want to make it look the very best that you can. That means cleaning everything, as well as de-cluttering rooms. You can often make your rooms look nicer by giving the walls a fresh coat of paint. Try to fix all the broken things that a prospective buyer might spot in your house. Don’t forget to improve your home’s curb appeal too.

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