Have you been thinking about selling your current home? Do you want to make sure that you get a good price for it when it's sold? Selling a house can be a major undertaking. Although you may have been keeping up with the everyday repairs that cropped up while you've owned the property, there are probably minor enhancements that have been left undone in favor of something more important. Before you put your home up for sale, it's a good idea to take care of at least a few of these things in order to make your house more attractive to potential buyers. Some of the most important things to do include:
Minor landscaping: When buyers look at homes for sale, one of the first things that they'll notice is whether the lawn has been mowed and the bushes and trees have been kept trimmed. If part of why you're selling the property is because you don't have time for things like this, consider hiring a landscaping company for a few weeks to do these things for you. First impressions matter and, if the exterior of the home isn't attractive, potential buyers may assume that there are more serious issues with the home beyond simply having a weedy lawn.
Touch-up painting: If you have any sections of paint. either inside or out, that are cracked, peeling, or are otherwise unattractive, now is the time to repaint them. Fresh paint will help your house look newer and better-kept than paint that hasn't been redone in years. Some colors are more stylish than others, so you may want to consider switching to a different color or hue while you're at it. If you're not sure what colors are best, ask your real estate agent or look at other homes for sale in the area.
Declutter: Many people continue to live in their houses while the sales process is ongoing. If you're planning on doing this, it may be a good idea to rent a storage unit and put at least some of your belongings into storage. Potential buyers often dislike homes for sale that look sterile and empty, but they will also avoid houses that look cluttered and disorganized. Remember that buyers will want to be able to imagine their belongings in the house. If your living room is taken up by your collection of 500 salt and pepper shakers, they're going to have a difficult time doing this. Put your less-important or seasonal belongings into storage to make your home feel less cluttered and more spacious.Share