Are you thinking about selling your home? Whether a job shift or looking to upgrade, a positive situation or an unfortunate one, it often feels like it’s never the right time to move or get your space prepped for a sale. But, once you’ve recognized that there will never be a good time, stepping forward with confidence (and a bit of camaraderie from your family members!) can get everything moving in the right direction.
Here is a simple, four-step method for getting your home ready to sell:
Start with the Upgrades
A home sale is arguably one of the most stressful experiences, but it will be considerably less stressful if you focus on the repairs first. No one likes to acknowledge the *not-so-great* parts of your home, but it’s the best way to truly understand and estimate value.
First, make sure that you understand the fixes that home buyers are going to expect rather than the ones that you think your house needs. You can either treat this as a DIY project or hire someone, for example a professional ceiling repair company to complete the job for you the right way.
Depending on what you’re trying to do, the DIY might make sense and save you money. However, for more extensive repairs, it may be a good idea to pay someone and get it done right the first time.
Invest in a Deep Clean
Regardless of how pretty your home looks, potential buyers are going to investigate deeper than surface level, especially if they’re serious about your place. As such, it’s imperative to invest in a deep clean. You can, of course, do this yourself. Or, you can hire professional cleaners to come and do the job for you!
PS: If you’re looking for an eco-friendly and natural approach, we love this Whole-House Kit from Aspen Clean!
Make Necessary Improvements
Preparing your home for sale means making necessary improvements. Not only will this give you peace of mind, but it will help buyers feel invested and confident in their purchase.
You don’t have to spend a fortune here, though! There are many budget-friendly changes you can make. For instance, you can change some of the fixtures in your home, like the faucets and handles. Believe it or not, this can have a huge impact on the way that the property looks overall!
Take the Next Steps for Sale
Finally, when it’s time to sell your home, it’s important to remember one key detail: First impressions are everything.
Before you list your home, make the upgrades and renovations you desire. Then, be sure to clean and get quality photos for your listing. (It may be a good idea to hire a photographer for this!). Finally, prepare everything—from the display to the last-minute cleaning—before someone comes for a tour. This will ensure the best first impression possible.
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