If you want to start the new year fresh - now I am not talking about resolutions that only last a month - then you might be thinking about selling your home. Well, we are happy to help you get things in tip top shape so you can begin your next adventure. Below are some important things to do when selling a home and why they will make a difference.
- First things first, deep clean your home. This is more than just mopping, vacuuming, and taking out your trash. It is also steam cleaning the carpets, washing your base boards, and cleaning or covering the scuffs on your walls. No one wants to walk into their potential new home and see dust everywhere or marks on the walls. Deep cleaning will show that you take good care of the home, which makes buyers feel more comfortable since they know the home is in good condition.
- Decluttering should be done before you pack up your home. Get rid of all the things you do not want to move but have stashed away over the years. Doing this not only makes the home look nicer to potential buyers but it will make boxing up your things go faster. Realtors also advise that you depersonalize the space so that potential buyers can picture themselves in the home instead of walking around and seeing your family everywhere. This can easily be done as you declutter by taking down pictures, memorabilia, or other things that make your home, well, your home.
- One of the most important things you could do to sell your home is to make repairs. Everyone has projects they have put off and home repairs that they know they need to get to, well now is the time to do it. These projects could be as simple as fixing cracked tiles or peeling paint but as big as addressing water issues in the basement and sinking concrete out front. The curb appeal of your home can make or break a deal just by the potential buyer not wanting to tour the home based off the look outside. So, plant some flowers and keep the grass well maintained to make the outside as pretty as the inside!
By keeping the home clean and fixing some necessary problems, the home will look well maintained. This creates a sort of trust that the home is safe and livable so the potential buyer can start to picture a new life in that home. These are quite simple to follow and could make or break the sale of the home- so when you start thinking about creating a new adventure elsewhere in the new year, think about what you are looking for in your new home.