Preparing to sell

8 Tips to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

Get your home market ready with these eight tips:

Price it right
No one wants their home to linger on the market. Selling a home can be stressful and keeping it perfect for showings is difficult; Pricing it right helps the house sell quicker, relieving the stress sooner!

Clear out closets
Every buyer is looking for storage. Keeping closets clean and tidy is important so that the buyer can see how much space is really there.

Does this room get good light?
Light sells houses, so increase the number of lights in the home: add lamps, and increase the wattage where you can. Use outdoor lighting to highlight key features of your property.

Make sensible upgrades
You don’t have to make a huge renovation to sell your house, but a fresh coat of paint where it is required and some landscaping updates can do wonders for getting your house sold.

Take the personal out
Home staging is all about de-personalizing your home. To sell – you want the buyers to see themselves in the space, not you. Take down personal pictures, children's artwork, and remove all items stuck on the fridge.

Fix it up
Buyers are keen observers, so any general maintenance that has been put off needs to be addressed. Broken switches, door handles, holes in walls – little things matter, so pay close attention to the things that you’ve been planning to fix but haven’t yet.

Make first impressions count
You only get one chance: Make sure when a buyer comes to see the house, they aren’t distracted from your home's best features. Update your outdoor spaces to add sales appeal to your home, and make sure everything is tidy: inside and out!  

Always be ready
This can hard – especially if you have children. You never know when you will have a showing, so it is important to keep things tidy and vacuumed. If you have pets, you should make arrangements for them to be elsewhere during showings.

Taking the time to prepare your home for sale will ultimately save you time and stress, and it will help you sell the home faster and get top dollar!

Roger Burns

Roger Burns

CENTURY 21 Bachman & Associates
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