Useful Tips to Prepare your House for Sale
Every seller’s goal is to ensure that their house will be noticed and sold as soon as possible. In this blog article, we are going to share with you some useful tips on how to prepare your house for sale.
It is commonly known that the housing market is a highly competitive one. In order to ensure that your property stands out in a sea of others, you will need to invest some time and effort. Careful planning is important in convincing prospective buyers. Presenting your house in the best possible way is your strongest move, in not only selling fast but also securing a high sale price.
Here are a few expert tips on how to prepare your house for sale:
Make small but significant repairs
Living in a house for a long period of time renders minor flaws unnoticeable. However, a buyer’s eye is trained to catch those imperfections that make a place feel worn out. Examine every room and make sure to fix anything that would put off prospective buyers, such as leaky faucets, holes in the walls, cracked floor tiles, and burned-out lightbulbs. In case you are considering proceeding with larger renovation projects to further increase your property’s value, click here to read our related blog article.
Declutter your property
Removing personal items, enables the prospective buyer to appreciate the house’s full potential and envision the rooms with their personal items of choice. This tip will also make your rooms feel larger, which is definitely an advantage on your side. You can store your items in boxes and place them in storage spaces that are not used. Regarding items that you no longer need, it would be a great idea to donate them to a charity or a nonprofit organization.
Apply a fresh coat of paint
This is probably the most common recommendation every real estate agent makes to the sellers before listing their property. This is mainly due to the fact that freshly painted walls make every property feel new. However, try to avoid bold colours, and use a neutral palette instead. This will create a welcoming and contemporary feel.
Clean and stage your home
Cleaning your house is a must before photo shooting it and before every showing. A clean home feels a lot more well-maintained, a feature that is essential to most buyers. Make sure to clean even hidden areas, like the inside of cupboards and closets, since most buyers will request to see them. In addition, focus on key areas of the house and try to create a great first impression. Of course, no interior design expertise is needed, since small changes can do the trick. Adding a vase full of fresh flowers on your living room’s coffee table, or a bowl of fruits on the kitchen counter and laying beautiful linen on the bed will create an easy to remember – exceptional first impression. Do not forget to also take care of your property’s exterior look. Clean and stage your balconies and/or yards and present them in their best possible condition.
These are the most important steps in preparing your house for sale. Always remember to invite friends over and ask them for their honest feedback to help you through this process before your house goes on the market. Better yet, hire a trusted real estate agency to guide your every step through the preparation and selling of the house by ensuring profitable offers.
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12 April 2022