The way you live in a home and the way you sell a house are two different things. Here are a few things to get your home “buyer ready”:
First and foremost, “declutter” your home. Clean countertops, walls, and rooms. Place your valuables in a storage space or the garage.
Make your rooms clean and inviting. It’s particularly important that the bathroom and kitchen are immaculate. These rooms hold significant weight in a buyer’s valuation of your home.
- Organize your closets. Remember, during open houses people will be touring the rooms.
- Make sure the basic appliances and fixtures work and get rid of leaky faucets and frayed cords.
- Verify that your house doesn’t have any foul smells.
- Tidy up your homes “curb appeal.” People driving by a property will judge your home from its outside appearances and could potentially make a decision then as to whether or not they want to see the inside.
- Sweep the sidewalk, mow the lawn, prune the bushes, weed the garden and clean debris from the yard.
- Clean the windows (both inside and out) and make sure the paint is not chipped or flaking. Touch up any paint as needed.
There are many details that go into the listing and selling of a home before the sign hits your yard. However, these are a few steps that you as a homeowner, can start taking to start your home selling process.
If you have any questions about staging or you would like to list your home with a professional agent, please do not hesitate to reach out.