Top 5 Things To Do To Prepare Your Home For Sale (Simple And Easy)

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TOP 5 THINGS TO DO TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR SALE

If you are thinking about selling your home and wondering what you should do to prepare it to sell for the highest price possible, you've come to the right place because you will learn the top 5 things to do here.

(1) GREAT CURB APPEAL

You see, the very first thing to do is to make sure your curb appeal is great and inviting. You only have a few seconds to make a great first impression.

Many buyers decide whether or not they will buy a home just from the curb appeal alone before stepping into the house.  Here are some things that you can do to improve your curb appeal.

#1 - Mow your lawn... that's a no brainer. Right??

#2 - Add a few flowers or plants... and

#3 - paint the outside walls... sometimes, painting just the front door and the trim may be enough. These little things can make an old ugly front yard look amazingly good.

 

(2) REMOVE UNPLEASANT ODOURS

Check for unpleasant odours. It may seem silly but it’s a fact that many buyers will walk away from a home with an unpleasant odour.

So, get rid of those old dirty rugs, and replace or steam clean your carpets. If you have a dog or cat, give them a bath and make sure your upholstery is steam cleaned.

 

(3) DECLUTTER & DEPERSONALIZE YOUR HOME

Nothing makes your home look smaller and uninviting than having lots of stuff all around the house.

If you have too many personal items like photos all over your house, buyers will feel like they are intruding in your home and be unable to emotionally visualize the home as their own… which is what makes them buy.

So, get rid of unwanted STUFF and toss out old junk! Put personal belongings away from view ... pack up anything you won’t be needing for the next couple of months and put them away in storage.

 

(4) FIX BROKEN ITEMS NO MATTER HOW SMALL

Fix anything that needs repair. Minor issues like leaky faucets, squeaky doors, flickering lights, etc should be fixed immediately.

If you’re unsure about the condition of your home with regards to possible major issues, have a home inspection done prior to listing the home for sale. It could save you thousands of dollars in the long run! Trust me.

 

(5) DEEP CLEAN THE HOUSE

Give your home a thorough clean. Make sure it is sparkling clean from top to bottom. If you cannot clean it by yourself, hire someone to do it for you.

In conclusion, I'd recommend that you consider staging your home before putting it up for sale. The good thing about home staging is that it will take care of most of the things listed for you to do.

We usually provide a complimentary home staging consultation to our clients whose home is in need of staging. We bring in an expert home stager to make the home look it’s best and we sometimes provide complimentary furniture and accessories if available. 

I hope you found this information helpful.

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