September 7, 2021

Preparing Your Home For Sale

preparing your home for sale
When it comes to selling your house, a lot of it rides on how it presents itself in pictures on the listing and when viewed. If you do not prepare your home properly, it will not be valued highly and will attract less attention, meaning you could end up waiting a while for it to sell or sell it under the price you wanted. It can be tough to know what to look out for when preparing your home but there are a few things to increase the likelihood of selling.

If you are looking to sell your home and unsure the best way to prepare it for sale, then these tips should help to give you some ideas of what can be done.

Declutter the home
When you are looking at photos of homes to sell the last thing you see is clutter in the background or around the home. So you need to remove clutter whether it be kids toys or just general stuff you have collected, get it boxed up and out of the way, this way you can make the home look more minimalist so people can get a real feel for what the house is like.

Make sure it is neat and tidy
This can be done when decluttering to make sure the house is pristine and free of grime. The last thing you want is for people to be viewing a dirty home, if you have pets then make sure you get rid of the smells that may be lingering so that is not the first thing people notice when they enter the home. The same goes for any gardens on the property, make sure you make it look presentable and not overgrown. If you are unsure that you can get it done to a good standard, then it may be a good idea to hire a lawn care service so they can make sure it is perfect and ready for sale.

Decorate where it is needed
Most of the time when you sell a house the new owners are going to redecorate it to give it their own personal touch, but that does not mean that you should not repair parts of the home that need it. Any damage or anything that looks in disrepair will bring down the overall value of your home so make sure you touch up and redecorate anything that needs it so you are not missing out on your asking price.

Check For Pests
It might seem like a weird one, but even if you don't outright notice you have pests, that doesn't mean you don't. If you're going to be selling your home it's especially important. The last thing that you want is to have a survey completed and the surveyor notices something that you didn't. Go around your home and check in all those little holes and places you never go, just to be on the safe side. This is especially important if you have noticed a couple of random pests. If you do find anything, you need to get quality affordable pest control to your home asap. They can sort the problem, and it's one less thing for you to worry about when selling your home.

If you are looking to sell your home or just thinking about it, then it is a good idea to get started on decluttering, repairing, and cleaning.

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