How to prepare your house for sale

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How to prepare your house for sale
How to prepare your house for sale

It is common for sellers to want their house to sell quickly and make a profit. However, it takes more than luck. This requires careful planning and the ability to professionally prepare your house to get buyers to open their wallets. Real Big Group merge technology with personal touches to give our customers the best possible services.

These are some steps that you can take in order to ensure your house sells quickly and for top dollars.

Get Rid of Your House

It can be hard to let go of your home. It may have been your home for many years. The house is full of memories. It is important to realize that the house, without you, is just a shell waiting for other people to fill it. You can look to the future and make new memories in your next house.

Personalize Your House

You should get rid of any family heirlooms and photos, as well as other clutter, that could distract buyers or hinder a sale. Buyers should be presented with a clean, impersonal environment that allows them to imagine their home decorated with photographs, furniture and other art. Potential buyers will be able to see the potential home filled with their items if you remove any personalization.

De-clutter Your House

Over the years, people tend to accumulate an incredible number of items. There are many reasons to keep items, including an emotional attachment, a desire to use or fix them in the future, and a desire to pass them along to others. For many items, however, if they haven’t been used in more than a year, they are probably not needed.

Bedroom Closets and Storage Cabinets Organized

Buyers will be interested in storage space and will check out cabinets and closets. You must ensure that your storage space is organized. It sends a negative message to buyers if it’s messy and full of items falling out.

A buyer will appreciate how organized everything is. This shows that you care about your possessions and have taken good care of the home. You can alphabetize the spice jars in the kitchen, stack the dishes neatly, and flip the handles of the coffee cups so that they face the same direction. Closets should have shirts buttoned and hung together. Shoes should be neatly stacked.

You might consider renting a storage unit

A lot of homes look better when there is less furniture. Take out any furniture that blocks or hinders walkways or pathways and store them along with artwork and distracting furniture.

Removing or replacing favorite items

You should remove any window coverings, fixtures, and built-in appliances you are planning to take with you when you sell the house. The chandelier in the dining area once belonged your great-grandmother. If so, make sure you take it down and ask that the house be included. Selling a house to someone who doesn’t want an item that enhances its appeal or appears in it can be detrimental.

Make minor repairs

You can sell your home in a lived-in condition in some markets. However, in normal markets and buyer’s markets repairs can make or break the sale.

Repair holes in walls and replace cracked counter or floor tiles. Leakage in faucets, doors and kitchen drawers can be fixed. Paint walls neutral colors, especially if the current color scheme is hot pink or purple. Do not give potential buyers any reason to think of your home as the “one with the orange bathroom”.

Make your House sparkle

A professional cleaning crew may be needed to prepare your home for potential buyers. You might need to clean the windows both inside and out, rent a pressure washer, spray down the sidewalks and exterior, and recaulk tubs, sinks, and showers. Also polish chrome faucets. You should get rid of all dust from underneath furniture, cabinets, closets, and any other places it might be hiding.

Examine Curb Appeal

If a potential buyer refuses to get out of the agent’s car, or if they are turned off by your exterior, it can quickly cost you a sale. You can make your exterior more welcoming and appealing by painting the front door or adding dried wildflower wreaths to your porch. A landscaper can clean up your lawn, add some shrubs and flowering plants. Hire a contractor to repair cracks in your walkway or front steps. Visitors should be able to clearly see your house number.

The Final Step

Imagine a potential buyer walking through your home and stepping into each room. You can arrange furniture to create a visual appeal. You should ensure that window coverings are properly hung. After you have cleaned up and organized everything, you can start staging your home.