How to Get Your Home Ready for Sale

Are you getting ready to sell? Here are some tips to get your home ready for sale… If you want to make a favorable impression on potential buyers you should do some advance preparation. There are a few easy and affordable staging tricks that wihp_bedroomll make Good strong first impressions.

1. Declutter. Most people cannot see past dirt and clutter. If your house is full of staff they will assume that the house is too small for their belongings. You might even consider renting a storage unit and deposit there all those extra things you have gathered —so the house will seem more spacious. Decluttering is problem the #1 reason why potential buyers run away from your home. Get your home ready for sale by removing anything that will distract buyers from visualizing themselves living in your home!

2. Depersonalize. You should pack away your personal items before showing it to potential buyers. Family photos, personal memories and other related stuff must be removed in order to help the potential buyer picture themselves living in the house. Remember to also remove the personal items inside your storage areas. Storage space is often an overlooked detail to which any prospective buyer pays a lot of attention.

cleaning3. Clean, clean, clean. One of the most efficient ways to make your house stand out is to clean it thoroughly. You should look at each room from a buyer’s perspective. You can start the cleaning with the rooms that potential buyers are most interested in like the living room, dining room, kitchen and the bathroom. Everything should be spotless — windows, carpets, garage, basement, ceiling fans, etc.

No one likes entering in a smelly home; especially not potential buyers. Any noticeable odors, whether cooking smells, pet odors, diapers, mold, mildew or smoke can turn off immediately the prospective buyer. You should consider using air fresheners or room scents before house visits.

visionAs your house will need a thorough cleaning from top to bottom I strongly recommend using the services of a professional cleaning company.

4. Enhance your house’s curb appeal. Curb appeal is a buyer’s first impression of your home; so do not overlook your home’s exterior when staging the house.
Make sure the landscaping is trimmed, the lawn mowed, clear the walkways and paths; you could even go the extra mile and plant a few flowers or paint the front porch if it is needed.

If your goal is to sell your house fast, than be prepared for the extra work. Put your house in the best light and be ready to accept small concessions when closing. If you’ll follow these the timeframe from the decision to the actual sale will be greatly reduced.