Thinking about listing your home? There are a few things to add to your checklist before making that happen! Take a look at some of these tips that will help you spruce up the inside and outside of your home to get it ready for selling!
Stage Your Home
When it comes to staging your home, the best areas to focus on are your kitchen, the bathrooms, and your living room. Keep the counter tops in your kitchen clear leaving only a few decorative items. This will allow the kitchen space to feel more open! Any appliances that are left out should be cleaned thoroughly before a walk through.
The bathrooms should be deep cleaned and the counters cleared! Replacing the towels, making sure your bath mats are cleaned, and having a simple shower curtain really simplifies your bathroom spaces and allows potential buyers to see the fullt space without any distractions.
In the living rooms, any side tables and coffee tables should be cleared minus a few tasteful decorations. Replacing throw pillows and throw blankets is also very helpful when it comes to staging your home because it makes your space look clean and refreshed.
Get A Pre-Inspection Done
A pre-inspection is a must before listing your home because it notifies you of any repairs needed that you may not even know about. It can cost you a few hundred dollars, but is worth it in the long run if you are looking to sell your home with minimal issues.
This one is a little obvious, but definitely one of the most important steps to get your home ready for listing. A few things to focus on when deep cleaning include, dusting everywhere, wiping down the baseboards, mopping, cleaning the windows, cleaning the grout in the bathrooms, washing all your sheets, cleaning all counter top surfaces, wiping down the stove and inside the microwave, and maybe even deep cleaning your carpets.
One thing that is very attractive to buyers is having a home that seems very “open”. De-cluttering will increase the appeal in your home. If you’re not sure where to start, go to each room and remove things that aren’t used or aren’t essential to your everyday life. It’s also important that your storage and closet spaces aren’t completely filled. This allows the buyers to truly see how much storage space they have. It’s often recommended that you rent a storage space during the time your home is on the market.
Up Your Curb Appeal
Curb Appeal is the first initial reaction potential buyers have when pulling up to the outside of your home and really sets the stage and expectations for the inside of your home. Sprucing up your lawn care by pulling weeds and dead plants and planting new ones can make all the difference. Having your gutters cleared and getting your home pressure washed can help with the initial impression of your home. If you have space, investing in some deck furniture or changing out your outdoor throw pillows also goes to show how that space can be utilized.