When marketing a home, sellers want it to be as quick and easy as possible. However, it takes more than luck to make this happen. It requires some work to get your home sold in an efficient manner. To get your home ready for sale, below are a few things to keep in mind.
Disassociate from House
Leaving your home, especially if you’ve been there for a long time, can certainly be an emotional process. While its difficult, you want to detach yourself as best you can so buyers can picture themselves living in the home. Pack up personal photographs or knick-knacks that might distract buyers. Do your best to present them with a clean and impersonal environment.
Over the years, people can collect an astonishing quantity of things in their home. They may be keeping hold of these items because of personal attachment, an intention to fix it in the future, or the desire to pass it on to others. However, if the items have not been used in many years and don’t have a definable memory, you probably don’t need it. Aim to discard items as responsibly and usefully as possible by donating new and gently used items to charities or other non-profits.
Organize Closets and Cabinets
When touring a home, buyers will wonder about the space within and whether it will suit their needs and belongings. They will be curious about any closed door, drawer, or storage area. It’s vital to make sure these are organized before potential homebuyers look through them. When they see everything all organized and efficient, it expresses that you take care of your possessions and likely took good care of the house, throughout the years, as well.
Make Minor Repairs
Repairs can make or break a sale. When potential homebuyers tour a property, their eyes can zero in on any items that are in need of repair or refurbishing. You want your home to be memorable in their mind, but you don’t want to make a bad impression that stays with them. To avoid this, replace any burned out light bulbs or repaint any areas that are chipping off.
Think About Curb Appeal
You want to make the exterior of your home just as appealing as the inside. A sale can be lost if the buyer won’t even get out of the car to look at the interior. Make the area look welcome and inviting with fresh paint on doors, a floral element like a potted plant or a wreath, and make sure to fill any cracks on the pavement.
To finish off, take a moment to linger in doorways and picture how the home could look to buyers. Examine how the furniture is arranged and make sure everything is appealing. You want the home to look like a clean and beautiful but also serve as an open slate for buyers so they can imagine themselves living there with their own possessions.