Easy tasks that you can do that will help your home sell!
These 10 tasks, if you do them, and do them before the sign goes up in your yard, are almost assured to help your home sell quickly.
- Have a Realtor stop by. – Let him, or her tell you what they see that you should do first. Bonus: If you are ready to start the work right away, use blue painters tape to mark areas, or even use your phone’s camera to take photos of problem areas, or even use video to save the agents comments.
- Repair the big and the little things. – The more squeaky doors, sticky windows, and leaky faucets, the less money in your pocket!
- Paint, paint, paint. – Paint the exterior doors and window trim, the exterior of the house (if needed). Paint the interior in neutral colors, if it’s not already.
- Store it. – De-personalize your home by removing the family photos, religious wall art, and the knickknacks that make your house a home.
- De-clutter, de-clutter and then go back and de-clutter some more. – Make it a showroom, just a few pieces on the shelf, and keep it non-personal. You don’t want people to visit your home, considering it for to own, only to become fascinated with your Nancy Drew book collection. Keep the focus on the house, and the buyers seeing themselves living there!
- Make it organized, even if it hurts. – Organize the closets (remove winter clothes in summer, and vice versa), organize the pantry (making it seem larger), and don’t forget the basement, garage, or shed. Neat and tidy sells!
- Squeaky clean sells homes. – Wash windows,and baseboard trim. Clean baths, kitchens, vents, porches and anywhere else that dirt, grime, or dust like to hang out.
- Stage it. – Have your Realtor or a Professional Stager give ideas to stage your home. It starts with organizing furniture, removing some if needed, and then making it a show home by placing cut flowers from your garden, or the local Trader Joe’s or Costco in vases in certain areas. Perhaps put the floral in the kitchen on the island, or perhaps the entry hall.
- Sure, you love your furry children, they are part of the “family”. – However, some people don’t liked pets, and make sure when showing your home, that evidence of pets in the home does NOT exist. Hide the bowls, food, pet toys, and make sure to have the home smell fresh, not like wet doggie!
- The Face or your home makes the first impression. – So, make sure you take care of the outside of your home too. Clean the furniture, pressure wash the house and walks, and remove dead plants. Pretty inexpensive update, fresh mulch. It’s amazing how a few bags of chipped bark can’t freshen the look of a lawn.
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