You have decided to sell your home fast, there are many steps that you need to take in order for this to happen: decluttering your items, depersonalizing the décor, organizing and more. These are all important aspects of preparing a home for sale. This article will touch on 7 ways that people can prepare their homes before selling them!
1. Depersonalize Your House
If your house is too personal, the purchaser may not feel as though this home belongs to them. Depersonalizing a space can be done in many ways: use artwork that features different objects from around the world or anything you want to represent your home that isn’t too personal, and make sure all of your books are organized on shelves instead of stacked up somewhere. This can help your home to show as if the buyer lives in it and not that it is someone else’s family home.
2. Declutter Your House
Decluttering your house is essential when selling because it makes a prospective buyer able to envision themselves living there. If they are looking at an overcrowded home, the thoughts of unpacking and organizing may be too much for them. You can also try to hire cleaning services to help you declutter your house. This also gives your home the appearance of being well taken care of and clean, both good qualities to have when trying to sell a home.
3. Organize Bedroom Closets and Storage Cabinets
Buyers will be interested in how much extra storage space is available and will want to see closets, cabinets, shelves, and other storage spaces. It’s imperative that these are organized as it sends a negative message if they’re cluttered with items that are falling out.
It’s important for homeowners to declutter their goods and organize their belongings, as these attributes show a potential buyer that the property is worth investing in. Additional ways of showing responsibility include stacking dishes tidily in cabinets, ordering shoes neatly on racks, and attaching clothes so they stay together when hanging them up.
4. Consider Renting a Storage Unit
When you are selling your home, declutter in order to show it at its best. Remove all furniture that blocks the walkway and doesn’t add any value and put items in storage that don’t belong with this style of décor.
Sellers should be aware of the cluttered home their buyers will have to maneuver around.
*Guide: Sellers need to keep this in mind when considering what furniture to leave in a room and ensure there is space for people being shown around the home by potential buyers.
5. Remove or Replace Favorite Items
Remove some of the window coverings, built-in appliances, or fixtures in advance. If you plan to take a chandelier with you but it also appears in the dining room where potential buyers may see it, take it down before they arrive. By taking some of your style out and adding a more neutral style in you will help buyers see the potential to customize the home with their own personal style touches.
6. Paint, Paint, Paint
To give your home a fresh look that will get it sold, opting for a new coat of paint is often a good idea. With its ability to make rooms feel larger, and the way it helps bring attention to architectural details, painting is one of the best ways you can update your house and prepare it to be put on the market.
But be mindful of your color choice. Brown, beige, gold, gray and greige are often recommended because they match anything and can help buyers picture their belongings in your home.
7. Get The Tools Out Of The Shed For Repairs
Sellers have a responsibility to repair houses to live-in condition, but in some markets you can sell your home without much fuss.
Replace cracked tiles or cracks in the wall (from head height down), fix leaky faucets, doors that don’t close properly and kitchen drawers that are jammed. Consider painting walls with neutral colors to avoid any chance of buyer’s remorse for their choice of home. Don’t give buyers any reasons to remember you as “the one with the pink bathroom”.
Replace any burnt-out light bulbs or those that are quite old. This will prevent the risk of a bulb going out during an open house when showings have been organized for prospective buyers to visit your property. A little bit of work upfront can help them make up their minds to buy and therefore increase in value.
Most people don’t bother to go through a checklist of what can make or break a deal when they’re preparing to sell their home, but the list is long.
One more thing you should do before listing your home on the market is to ask friends or family for their honest feedback. You want to make sure that everything in your home looks its best so buyers will be impressed and offer you good offers.