7 Things To Do Before Selling Your Home.1/14/2020
Fix the small stuff
Repair or replace broken or outdated hardware throughout your home. You can install new door handles, faucets, towel bars and curtain rods - fixtures that are readily visible to homebuyers - rather inexpensively. Remeber to tighten any loose door handles and hardwear. Touching up scuff marks on walls and doors adds a fresh look toy our home too!
Light it up
Maximize the light in your home. After location, good light is the one thing that every buyer cites that they want in a home. Take down the drapes, clean the windows, change the lampshades, increase the wattage of your light bulbs and cut the bushes outside to let in sunshine. Do what you have to do make your house bright and cheery – it will make it more salable.
Declutter living areas
Cramped and cluttered rooms turn buyers off and make your house look smaller. A home packed with your personal belongings also makes it difficult for others to envision living there. Start by storing away excess furniture, toys. Pack up things you don't use on a daily basis, and put them in storage or ask a friend to hold onto them. De-cluttering your house also gives you a head start on your move!
Make the House Sparkle
Preparing your home to be viewed by potential buyers may require a good deep clean, or hiring a professional. Cleaning may include washing the windows inside and out; renting a pressure washer and spraying down sidewalks and the exterior; re-caulking tubs, showers, and sinks; and polishing chrome faucets and mirrors. Make sure all of the dust is removed from under the furniture, in the cabinets and closets, and everywhere else it could be hiding.
Consider your curb appeal
Yes, for better or worse, buyers do tend to judge a book by its cover. You want to make sure potential buyers' first impression of your home is a good one, and inspires them to stop by the open house or schedule a tour, so they can see more. It doesn’t have to be a complete re-landscape of your yard, it can be a weekend cleanup, plant a few flowers or plants, add a little mulch, etc.
From art, firearms, medicine, to jewelry, keep your valuables out of sight, either locked up or stored off-site. You can't trust everyone who comes into your house, even when you're trying to sell it. Take care to hide your valuables or move them to a safe space away from your home.
Find a REALTOR
Find a Realtor who is knowledgeable about your market, has a good reputation and reviews or comes highly recommended, and discuss your situation and home with that Realtor to make sure that Realtor will be a good fit for your situation.