Once you have made the decision to sell your home it is time to get the home ready to sell. This process is not only to entice potential buyers, but also for home inspectors that will be inspecting the home prior to closing. Taking care of any damages or repairs upfront can alleviate any potential pitfalls during the closing process. Here are a few things that need to be done to prepare your home for sale.
De-clutter. Pack up and remove trinkets and furniture that are specific to your family. Keep neutral items that potential buyers could see in their new home and what the home looks like with furnishings.
Repair. Go through your home for items that are broken and visually unappealing. Looks go along way for a new home buyer. If there are minor repairs that new home buyers can see it can turn the off wondering “what else is wrong?”
Clean. Give your home a thorough cleaning top to bottom. When potential buyers see your home in tip top shape it will be more appealing to potential buyers. Keep your home clean through the entire selling process.
Revitalize. There are many products that can bring life to your home you may have neglected in your time there. Shining your floors and cleaning your carpets will go a long way with potential buyers.
Even in a seller’s market it is important that you take the time to make your house appealing to buyers and present it in a way that will maximize the price a buyer is willing to pay.