You've been perusing for a new home and it happened; you found the perfect one. But now your next thought is probably, "Is this house ready to be sold?"
It may be easier than you think to prep your house for sale! Below we've outlined 7 things that should be done to put your current home on the list but take your dream home off.
73% of buyers say that curb appeal affects their desire to buy a home. Improving your landscaping is crucial when trying to make a good first impression. Mow the lawn, prune the bushes, weed the garden, and plant flowers, and keep everything looking clean and fresh the whole time.
An unkept exterior will give buyers the impression that the interior matches the outside. Be sure to clean the gutters, pressure wash your home's siding, and make any cosmetic adjustments to return your home to it's former glory.
Buyers want to envision their belongings in your home; so it's time to declutter and depersonalize! Clean up by renting a storage unit for knickknacks, photos, extra furniture, and other personal items.
Messy closets, drawers, and storage spaces will give the appearance that your home doesn't have enough space for you or a potential buyer. When moving, most buyers will declutter during the process but make sure they don't feel like it's an obligation to be able to purchase your home.
Clean, clean, clean
From ceiling fans to floors and everything in between, clean your home until it sparkles.
Your home is a reflection of you, but now it needs to be a reflection of a potential buyer. You may love bright colours on the walls but it could make a buyer feel like there is too much cosmetic work to be done. Paint your walls a neutral color that will appeal to a wide range of buyers.
Eliminate bad odors
Hide the litter box and spray air neutralizer throughout your home. When showing the home, fill it with inviting smells by putting out fresh flowers or baking a batch of cookies.