How To Prepare Your Home For Sale
Tuesday Apr 13th, 2021
Thinking about selling your home? Here are some tips & tricks we’ve learned along the way to help make sure that potential buyers see your house as their future home. The goal is always to create a space that potential buyers can see themselves living happily ever after.
Declutter, declutter, declutter. This is a great time to donate & recycle items that you aren’t using anymore.
Go through every room & closet in the house, don’t forget the front hall and the bathrooms. There shouldn’t be anything stored under the beds when you’re showing your house. Think about renting a storage unit to accommodate out-of-season clothes & decorations and things you won’t be using for a while.
Depersonalize the space. This is not a time for personal pictures and knick-knacks. You are trying to make your home into a blank slate so that the new owners can picture themselves here. Simple and neutral is what you are going for.
Hire a handyman. Make sure everything is working and in tip-top shape. Start a list and then hire a handyman to take care of any outstanding issues. Think leaky faucets, chipped paint, light fixtures that don’t work, a door that sticks, loose shelves/hooks… Quick fixes before selling are worth it, a major upgrade not so much.
Fresh coat of paint. One of the most inexpensive ways to brighten up a space is fresh paint. Think neutral palettes. Not all spaces will need to be repainted, quick touch-ups might just do the trick.
Clean, clean, clean. Your house should be sparkling clean. Make sure you don’t miss a spot!
🧽Windows, inside and out
🧽Furniture/drapes: especially if you have pets
🧽Inside of cupboards and closets, it’ll be so much easier now that they have been decluttered
🧽Vents, ceiling fans, behind the rads...
🧽Hiring a service before you start showing the home might be a thought.
Buying a home is a huge investment, creating an environment that potential buyers can picture themselves living in is key to a successful open house.