Tips to Get Your Home Ready to Sell
Selling a home can be a daunting and very stressful experience for everyone that is involved. That is why we have put together a few tips to help make that experience a little less stressful. This To-Do List with help you get your home ready to show and sell.
Make That First Impression Great
The first thing to remember is that the first impression is the only impression you will get. People today are viewing homes online before they drive by. If they don’t like what they see online they are not likely to bother taking the time to get a second look.
That being said, you need to make your digital presence impressive. Spruce up your home and make it photo ready so that you or your realtor can take and upload photos that will showcase your home. Make your home look good both inside and outside so that it will entice potential buyers to come out and have an up close and personal tour.
De-Personalize Your Home
When a potential client comes to see your home, it needs to be as un-personal as it can be. In other words, if you have family pictures and personal memorabilia everywhere, put it away. Do what it take sot make the house appeal to the potential buyer rather than a showcase of your family memories. If you have themed rooms, get rid of the themes. What you may like, may not appeal to someone else. Take down old wallpaper and borders, put away radical artwork, paint rooms with neutral colors, and replace bright colored carpets and rugs with neutral hues.
The overall idea is to make your home appeal to the potential buyer so that they will be able to envision THEIR furniture in the rooms and THEIR pictures on the wall. Taking the YOU out of your home will enable the potential buyers to see themselves there.
Make the Kitchen a Priority
Kitchens are important. When it comes to buying a home, the kitchen may make or break a sale. If your kitchen is outdated, here is where you need to consider making the effort to update it. To upgrade your kitchen without breaking the bank you can add a fresh coat of neutral paint, replace cabinet hardware, and perhaps replace the faucet with a more updated one. If the sink is old and stained, get a new one. Updating the kitchen will add value to your home make it more appealing.
Half-Empty Your Closets
Storage is a big selling point when it comes to showing a home. Packed and overcrowded closets can make it look like your home doesn’t have enough storage. Showcase your closets by taking out half of the contents. Neatly arrange and organize what remains. This will enable the potential buyer to envision their stuff in there.
Preparing your home to sell before you start showing it to prospective buyers will make the home selling process easier and quicker.