Putting your house on the market soon? Before you think about putting your house up for sale you need to make improvements that are needed so that it is properly presented. Even the littlest imperfection can slow the process down and turn buyers away. Follow our five steps below to ensure that your home is not on the market for long.
Touch up the Exterior
The outside of your home is the first thing a buyer will see. Make sure your lawn is mowed, bushes are trimmed and your yard is looking pristine. Plant some flowers around the sidewalk, buy a new colorful doormat, and give your front door a fresh coat of paint. Fix anything that is broken, such as screens, shingles, or doorbells. Your front yard is your home’s first impression so anything you can do to make it better needs to be your priority.
Declutter and Pack
Clutter in rooms will turn buyers away. Start packing ahead of time and store items in your attic or put them in storage. Pack anything that you don’t use on a daily basis. Clear rooms of toys, knick-knacks, personal items, and personal decor. Clear away as much space as you can to really showcase how large each room is. Buyers will want to envision their own touches in the home.
Paint the interior of your home in the rooms that really need to be touched up. You should also repaint any walls that have bright or unconventional colors. Walls should be a traditional, neutral color such as white, beige, or gray. Be sure to touch up the trim and molding as well.
Make Small Fixes
Repair anything that is broken inside of your home that you may have overlooked for some time. Replace any hardware such as door handles, towel bars, cabinet knobs, or curtain rods that are outdated or just don’t look the best anymore. These can be inexpensive touches to make your home look it’s best.
Clean, Clean, Clean
Deep cleaning of your home is a must before you put it on the market. Have your carpets and rugs professionally clean. Scrub your kitchens and bathrooms until they are sparkly clean. Straighten your closets and garage so they look organized. If you can, hire a professional cleaner to do the job. This will make it much easier on yourself and ensure that nothing is overlooked.
Check out some other really helpful tips on our blog that will improve the value of your home before putting it up for sale and happy selling!
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