Selling a house involves a whole lot more than just putting a “For Sale” sign on your front lawn or uploading a few random photos of your place.
Before you put your home on the market, use this checklist of things you should do to prepare:
1. Use a great real estate agent
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2. Consider your home’s curb appeal
Make sure the first thing potential buyers see entices them to want to see more of your home. Be aware that buyers do tend to judge a book by its cover. Invest some effort in relatively easy fixes such as repainting your home or planting beautiful flowers. Your home’s exterior can beckon them to come on in.
3. Declutter your living areas
Less is definitely more when it comes to getting your home ready to show.
Implement a clean sweep of tables, counters, windowsills and all other visible areas. Clean your cupboards, closets, and drawers. If your home is overflowing with stuff, they may get the impression that the house won’t have ample space for their own belongings.
4. Depersonalize your home
Remove any distractions so the buyers could visualize themselves and their family living in the property. This includes family photos, personal items, bold artwork and furniture that make your home less attractive to the general public. Your goal is to create a blank canvas so that potential buyers can project their own visions of living there and loving it.
5. Repaint your walls to neutral tones
You may love that yellow accent wall, but if that’s your prospect’s least favorite color, it can be a turnoff. You’re safe with a neutral color because it’s rare that someone would hate it. A light color allows people to imagine what the walls would look like with the color of their choice.
Click here choice for our top neutral paint color picks. Even though you’re not fully repainting your home, pay special attention to scrubbing and touching up doors, baseboards, and walls to make the house sparkly clean.
6. Paint over any scuff marks.
Even though you’re not fully repainting your home, pay special attention to scrubbing and touching up doors, baseboards, and walls to make the house sparkly clean.
7. Add some plants inside your home
Green plants create a more welcoming environment for buyers. You may also want to consider a bouquet of flowers on the dining table, living room, or kitchen counter.
8. Smell test your home
Slight foul odors can be a deal breaker for the buyer. Use an unbiased third party to try to detect any pet smells or lingering odors from your home. Do some deep cleaning if the smells are pervasive.
9. Do more cleaning
Remember, you want your home to look spotless. Take time to make sure the tile, bathroom, shower, counters, and floors shine.
10. Hide your valuables
From jewelry to art pieces, you should make sure your treasures are either locked up or stored somewhere outside your home.
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