Tips To Help You Prepare Your House To Sell

Tips To Help You Prepare Your House To Sell

Planning on selling your home soon? If you were a buyer what improvements would you like to see? What do you need to do to make your home more appealing?

Here are some tips to help you get your home in shape and ready to sell:

Update Your Curb Appeal

Trim your bushes and cut down dead tree limbs.

Re-mulch or replace stone walkways and paths.

Pressure wash the driveway, the front walk, and the exterior of your home.

Inspect the out side of the house to see if it needs repainting or touch ups.

Apply a fresh coat of paint on the front door.

Curb Appeal Ideas  

Get a Home Inspection

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® says 77% of home buyers have an inspection done before completing a home purchase. To avoid any surprises once you’re in the process of selling your home, have your own inspection done. This will give you time to make any repairs before you list the home.

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Replace Flooring and Paint Walls

Determine if your carpets need replacing or just a deep, professional cleaning. If they need to go, consider if hardwood or another flooring material might be more appealing to buyers.

You’ll also want to inspect interior rooms for dirty or scuffed walls that need a fresh coat of paint. Paint the whole wall instead of touchups and replace bright or loud paint colors with a more neutral palette. Stagers recommend beiges, light grays, and off-whites.

Organize Your Storage Areas

Organizing your storage areas such as the garage, basement, sheds, closets or attics will give you the perfect opportunity to not only organize but to purge. You want the house to look like it has ample storage space and having it organized will be more visual appealing.

At the same time sweep, dust and vacuum these areas. You can give any unwanted good to Goodwill or charity.

See these ideas by Cute DIY Projects blogger Nicole:

Consult a Stager

Buyers need to picture themselves living in the house, and they may have trouble doing that if all your personal effects are on display. A professional stager can help point out what ideas will help accomplish this and help sell your house faster.

A professional stager will inspect your entire home and make recommendations on wall colors, home decor, book cases, clutter, and general display of your home items. They will help you make your home more appealing to buyers and help them visualize themselves living there.

Check out these ideas by blogger Myra Hope:

 Home Staging Tips

Also check out Realtor Magazine's Staging On A Budget.

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