Tips for Sellers

12 Practical Tips for Preparing Your House To Sell

By July 4, 2021 July 12th, 2021 No Comments
Sell your home Tips

After you decide to sell your home, you need to create a strategy that attracts as many potential buyers as possible. These 12 tips can help you obtain your asking price and promote a fast and efficient sale.

1. Work With a Realtor To Sell Your Home

A knowledgeable realtor can save you from making costly mistakes that could delay your home’s sale.¬† Interview realtors and pick one whose approach and personality inspire your confidence.

2. Make a Good First Impression

Your home’s outer appearance can inspire buyers to explore your home’s interior. For example, consider painting a dingy exterior, your front door, and railings or add strategic plantings to keep your yard looking warm and cheerful.

3. Declutter

You can avoid misrepresenting a room’s size and how much it holds by removing objects from surfaces and storing large furniture items. Decluttering all rooms helps buyers know if they can accommodate their belongings so you can sell your home faster.

4. Depersonalize

A fresh coat of paint can neutralize colorful walls to make them more appealing for potential buyers who may not share your color preferences. In addition, light, neutral wall colors help buyers focus on structural details that distracting colors might overshadow.

5. Freshen the Accents

You can instantly elevate the appearance of a room by replacing dented, tarnished, or outdated hardware and fixtures. Also address imperfections and scuffs on floorboards and molding that are easy to overlook.

6. Hire a Cleaning Service

When you want to sell your home, you may need to accommodate unexpected visitors. Schedule routine visits from a cleaning service to tackle deep cleaning that you can supplement with quick touch-ups to ensure your home is always ready to show.

7. Remove Valuables

Strangers will be passing through your home. If you don’t want to risk the disappearance of your valuable items, you may want to store them elsewhere.

8. Add Natural Elements

Plants, flowers, and other nature-inspired neutral decor add warmth that any buyer can appreciate. Place them strategically throughout your home as accents.

9. Improve Lighting

Good sun exposure is a considerable advantage when you want to sell your home. If your house tends to be on the dark side, you can make it brighter by:

  • Switching to LED lightbulbs
  • Using multiple light sources in every room
  • Painting walls a light neutral color
  • Trimming and pruning trees surrounding your house
  • Hanging sheer window coverings

10. Freshen the Air

Every home has a distinct aroma, but you may find it challenging to personally detect offensive or pervasive odors your pets and food cooking leave behind. Ask your realtor or friends to alert you to scents that you should neutralize before showing your home.

11. Remove Personal Items

You want potential buyers to imagine themselves living in your home, but this is challenging when evidence of your life is everywhere. Remove family photos, artwork, and memorabilia before showing your home.

12. Put Pets Elsewhere

You love your pets, but have them visit friends or a daycare center when expecting potential buyers. Your home will be easier to sell when your pet is not there to distract buyers.

Contact Anthony Knight Group today to learn about our unique approach to selling your home quickly and efficiently.

 

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