In today’s market, home buyers have ample inventory to choose from, so it is important to prepare your home for sale in ways that will showcase the positive features and allow buyers to see value.
Buying a home is an emotional experience and your home must make a positive first impression, or the buyer will move to the next property.
How to prepare your home for sale
Use these tips to improve the way your home is viewed by buyers:
Clean your home’s exterior. A good first impression is important and sets a good tone with buyers. Cleaning your gutters, driveway, sidewalks, siding and roof won’t cost much money and it will go a long way to show the buyers that you care for your home.
Improve your landscaping. Mowing your lawn, pruning the overgrown bushes and weeding the garden will go a long way to improving your home’s curb appeal. Many buyers will decide whether they already like your house by the condition of the exterior.
Fix those broken appliances. Replace that broken garbage disposal and fix the leak under the bathroom sink. If you want to sell your home for the most profit then you better ke sure that everything is working correctly.
Paint the interior and exterior. Painting your exterior and interior is a very affordable way to make your home more appealing to buyers. Make sure to use neutral colors that accent your home’s best details.
Make your entrance inviting. Add a welcome mat, fix he broken light and make sure that your doorbell works properly. Adding a Ring Doorbell will impress all potential buyers.
Remove clutter and depersonalize. Clutter and personal items throughout a home are possibly the worst mistake that sellers make. Buyers should be focusing on the positive aspects of your home and not distracted by the messy home. If you want to sell you home quickly and for the most money possible that invest in storage and take down those personal pictures and items.
Clean, clean, clean. Remove all garbage, empty those closets and remove the nasty smell under the sink. Buyers shouldn’t be guessing where the smell in the garage originated from. Clean the kitchen and bathroom to remove any grime, grease, mold or dirt buildup and invest in some mild air fragrances, candles and bake cookies for those open houses.