How To Prepare Your Home For Sale

Planning To List Your Home? Here are 5 Home Selling Tips

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Home Selling Tips

If you’re considering selling your home there are many things you can do to prepare to ensure your home is in tip-top shape when it hits the market. Below is my list of 5 home selling tips to get your home ready for the market.

Give Your Home A Thorough Cleaning:

As far as home selling tips go, this one may seem obvious but keeping your home clean during the sale process is one of the most important things a seller can do. Sellers should ensure that all floors throughout the home have been thoroughly cleaned, in addition to the home being properly dusted, windows washed, all countertops cleaned off, and clutter cleared throughout. If you have carpet in the home consider getting it professionally cleaned as carpet can easily wear overtime. If you’re no longer living at the residence consider hiring a cleaning crew to come in every couple of weeks to keep the space clean.

Repaint Walls With A Neutral Shade:

If you have painted your home with bright, bold colors consider changing the wall color back to a neutral tone such as beige or white. Although using color on walls can be great to decorate with, it can end up turning off many potential buyers when you decide to sell. The key is to make sure buyers can focus on the space and envisioning themselves in it as opposed to being distracted by bright, bold colored walls.

Keep The Decor Neutral:

Just like with wall color, bold furniture and art pieces can turn off buyers who may have different tastes. Often times buyers end up focusing on those decor items they don’t like which distracts them from focusing on the space itself. Try to use only decor items with light, neutral tones and stick to classic art pieces such as paintings of beautiful landscapes. Also, clear out any pieces of outdated furniture and cover worn out couches with slipcovers.

Give Kitchens And Bathrooms A Face Lift:

Remodeling an outdated kitchen or bath can be expensive however if either space in your home is in need of some updating, try making small revisions. These revisions can include replacing old fixtures, faucets, hinges, and worn out cabinet handles with newer ones.

Boost Curb Appeal:

Focusing on keeping the inside looking good is just as important as keeping the outside looking superb. If you don’t have a gardener take an afternoon and do a little landscaping by tidying up shrubs, removing weeds, and touching up paint where needed. Also, adding some newly potted flowers or plants around the front door can add a lot of appeal as well. Studies have shown that some buyers wont even look inside a home if it doesn’t have nice curb appeal, so take a little time to make sure your home’s curb appeal is in good shape.

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