If you’re thinking about selling your home in the Spring or Summer now is the time to start getting the home ready. If you want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar do these 5 things as you prepare your home.
Create a great first impression.
Winter may not be the best time to prepare landscaping however one key area you can work on any time of the year is the front entry way to your home. Look at the door does it need to be painted? How is the trim work? Make sure this are is clean and free of any cobwebs or dirt. Remember that the buyer will often be waiting outside for a few minutes before entering the home.
This is a simple one but not easy. Picture your home as a model home. You want to make the rooms look open and inviting. Sell or pack excess furniture. Pack knickknacks or decor that is excessive.
Clear The Kitchen Countertops
Kitchen spaces can seem small when they are covered with appliances, utensils and pots and pans. Remove everything off the countertops to make your kitchen and counter space appear bigger.
Make sure the home is odor free
Smells can make or break a house. Odors can easily be picked up on as soon as you enter a house. Make sure your home is odor free. Keep it clean. If you’re a smoker, smoke outside. Air out the house if you need to or seek professional help if you have a severe odor.
Fix things that are broken
If you know things need to be done take care of them. Fix little things like burned out light bulbs, leaky faucets, or electrical switches that don’t work. If you really want to be proactive you can do a pre-home inspection and find out exactly what issues would come up on an inspection report. This gives you time to fix or evaluate the issues before putting the house on the market. We have home inspectors we can recommend if you need help with this.
If you’d like more ideas on getting your home ready contact and request our free Room By Room Review booklet. We can email you a copy of this booklet or come out and personally give you our recommendations on what to do and what not to do.