Are you going to be selling your home now or in the near future? If the answer is yes, then there are plenty of things that you need to be doing in order to get your home ready for sale. You’re not going to be able to show your home until everything has been done and it’s ready to be sold. There is no point showing a house that is going to be changed drastically by the next time the potential buyer sees it. If you’re not sure about some of the things that you should be doing before you sell your home, it’s a good thing that you have come across this article. Keep reading down below to find out more.
Paint The Walls White
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The first thing that you should be doing is painting the walls white. The reason for this is that it creates a blank canvas for the potential buyer. They can try to imagine what they would want to do with the space if they owned it, making them more likely to make a purchase if they are able to visualise this. When you go to view a home, you are not looking for a perfect space for someone else’s family, you’re looking for one for yours. You want to be able to look and work out how you are going to put your own stamp on the space, and if you paint the walls of your home white before you put it up on the market, you are allowing others to do the same.
White is also good because it makes a room look more open and helps the light to create the illusion of a larger space. You want to sell your home in any way that you can, and light, open spaces are a huge hit right now.
Make Any Repairs
Have you thought about whether or not there are any repairs for you to complete before you put your house up for sale? Ideally, you shouldn’t put your home up on the market if there are any repairs that need doing unless you are selling it as a fixer-upper, or you are willing to accept a lower offer on your asking price to compensate for the money they are going to have to spend. If you don’t want either of these options, then taking care of the repairs is going to fall on your shoulders.
Make sure that you take care of all the major ones first, because minor ones like small holes in the walls may be able to be overlooked by the buyer. But, things like burst pipes, foundation problems etc should be taken care of by you to ensure your home sells.
Clean It Well
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Nobody is going to want to buy a home that is filthy. Of course, most people tend to clean a home when they move in anyway, but that’s not the point. You are going to be put off if you walk into the space and see that it is completely covered in dirt and dust. This is not the first impression of the inside that you want to give, which is why you need to go around your home and clean it from top to bottom. It’s probably not your favorite activity in the world, but there’s not much that you can do about this because it needs doing.
If you have carpets, then you should consider hiring one of the many carpet cleaning services to ensure that this is finished to a high standard. The same is true if you know that you have a lot of hard to reach areas in your home. Hiring professionals guarantees that your entire home is going to be spotless by the time that they are finished, which is exactly what you want if you are trying to sell the property.
The first impression that anyone is going to get about your property is the very second that they see the house from the outside. It’s for this reason that you have got to make sure you are paying attention to your exterior and not just your interior. You don’t have to go too overboard here though, just make sure that it is neat and tidy at the very least. What we mean by this is that there is no need for the lawn to reach your ankles, so it needs to be trimmed down so that it looks fantastic.
If you have any flowers in the front, you need to make sure that they are alive and vibrant. You don’t want dead flowers greeting people who are viewing the home, as this just gives a negative vibe about the place.
Remove Personal Items
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Finally, it’s important that you remove all of your personal items from the home. For example, if you have family pictures hanging around or things that nieces, nephews, children etc have made. Much like with painting the walls white, you want the person to be thinking about what they would do with the space to make it look the way they would want their home to be. They can’t do this if they are seeing pictures of your family vacation last year everywhere, so they need to go away before any viewings.
Go through the house and make sure there are none left. Of course, things like kids bedrooms are okay to be left as they are in terms of personal items, it’s just photos and handmade things hanging outside the bedrooms that need to be taken down.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now have a better understanding as to some of the things that you shouldn’t forget about when you are selling your home. We understand that there is so much to do, so it can get a little overwhelming trying to remember everything that needs to be done. If you find yourself struggling, make a list and check the items off one at a time to ensure that you’re getting through everything. We wish you the best of luck.