Prepare Your Home to Sell

Prepare Home to Sell

There is more that goes into selling your home than simply getting a realtor and putting it on the market. Those that want to sell their homes quickly go the extra mile and pay attention to key strategies that help their home stand out among the others on the market.

Implement These Key Strategies to Help Make Your Home Appealing to Buyers. 

  • Maximize Curb Appeal – Buyers first impression will be made before they even enter your home. This is what makes curb appeal of utmost importance. Spruce up your home’s curb appeal by getting rid of weeds, keeping the lawn well manicured, and powerwashing the driveway and walkways. For more ideas on ways to freshen up your curb appeal, check out this post!
  • Declutter – Get a head start on packing up your home by going through each room and boxing up personal items, like photos and heirlooms, extra furniture, or random odds and ends. Consider placing these items in a rented storage unit or seeing if a family member or friend could store them until you sell your home. This makes it easier for potential buyers to picture themselves in the home.
  • Organize – Buyers want to see all the space that your home offers. The first step in showing off the space your home offers is to organize the main areas of the home, like the kitchen, bedrooms, and living rooms. However, it is important that you don’t neglect to organize the smaller spaces as well, such as closets, cabinets, and drawers.
  • Make Minor Repairs – Little items can make a BIG impact on potential buyers. Pay attention to minor items that your family overlooks on a daily basis, such as cracked tiles, burnt-out light bulbs, squeaky doors, broken drawers, dirty grout, etc. Repairing these seemingly simple items can make all the difference!  
  • Keep Home Clean – Before putting your home on the market, consider doing a deep clean of your home yourself or hiring someone to do it for you. A deep clean may consist of cleaning the windows, polishing the floors, powerwashing the exterior of your home, etc. Don’t stop with just a deep clean; it is important to keep up with the daily cleaning tasks – vacuuming, dusting, cleaning kitchen and bathrooms, etc. – in order to put your best foot forward with each showing.

The items on this list may seem simple, but taking a little extra time to ensure your home is in the best condition possible makes a huge impact to potential buyers. We wish you the best of luck with the sale of your home. If you are looking for assistance in the move to your new home, we are here to help! Take advantage of our FREE quote or give us a call at 410-729-1729.