10 Best Ways to Prepare Your Home for Sale
Thursday Aug 31st, 2017Share
Use these tips to prepare your home for sale.
1. Improve your landscaping
Curb appeal is crucial to a good first impression, so make sure your home's lawn is immaculate. Mow the lawn, prune the bushes, weed the garden and plant flowers.
2. Clean the outside
A sloppy exterior will make buyers think you've slacked off on interior maintenance as well. Be sure to clean your home's siding.
3. Make repairs
In a buyer's market, you want your home to be in the best condition possible. Take care of major defects like Light fixtures, broken door knobs, broken windows, Leak under the sink or a leaky roof that could discourage buyers.
4. Make the front door inviting
A fresh coat of paint, especially in a color that contrasts with the home, will make the front door stand out. Replace faded house numbers so buyers can see them from the curb.
5. Buy a new welcome mat
Let buyers know they're invited into your home.
6. Remove clutter and depersonalize
Buyers want to envision their belongings in your home. Clean up by renting a storage unit for knickknacks, photos, extra furniture and other personal items.
7. Organize closets and drawers
Messy closets give the appearance that your home doesn't have enough storage space.
8. Make every surface shine
From ceiling to floors and everything in between, clean your home until it sparkles.
9. Take color down a notch
You might like your red-pink bedroom, but it may sour buyers. Paint your walls a neutral color that will appeal to a wide range of buyers.
10. Eliminate bad odors
Spray air neutralizer throughout your home. When showing the home, fill it with inviting smells by putting out fresh flowers or air fresheners.
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