When you’re selling your home, it can seem like your to-do list never ends. From cleaning to repairs to decoration, it can be challenging to stay organised and complete all of the necessary pre-sale tasks.
In this post, we’ve compiled 10 useful tips to help you through the process of selling your home. Whether you currently have your house on the market or you’re simply considering a sale, check out these tips to make sure you cover the key steps.
Before you list your home for sale, you have to go the extra mile to make sure it’s sparkling clean. Take your time to clean inside every drawer and cabinet, walls and ceilings, and outdoor areas.
Your front yard is the first thing prospective buyers will see when they visit your property. Don’t squander your chance at a great first impression by having an unkempt lawn. Be sure to trim the grass, hedges, and trees before hosting an inspection. Remove any dead plants or outdated garden furniture.
Repair any broken floorboards, fixtures, or similar items inside your home before opening it up to potential buyers. It might not feel like a huge problem to you, but seeing damaged parts of your home can detract points in a buyer’s mind.
Work with a realtor that has experience selling homes in your area and within your price range. Not only can they help you set a realistic asking price, but they should also understand what local buyers are looking for.
Your realtor should handle most of the marketing for your home, but be sure that they’ve posted a bright, easy-to-read sign outside of your property to advertise the sale. Ideally, they should also be posting on social media and other channels to drive more interest.
When you’re ready to open your home to buyers, make sure that it’s appealing on every level. Of course, it should look good, but you should also consider the smell (try a pleasant scent that’s not too overpowering) and sound (lightly play music that fits the energy of your home).
In terms of furniture, you should select items that are in good condition, well-suited for the space, and match the vibe you’re trying to achieve. For many sellers, this means working with a professional property styling company to identify the furniture that will appeal to buyers and then arrange it strategically.
Similarly, you want to give your home a bit of personality by using accessories, decor, and artwork. If you aren’t confident on how to approach this, work with a property stylist to achieve the right look.
Remember that a buyer needs to envision themselves living in your home. It’s a good idea to put away family photos and other personal mementos that could drive buyers away.
Your home should feel alive and welcoming during an inspection. You can achieve this by mixing in fresh foliage for a pop of green among your furniture and home decor.
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