Are you planning and getting ready to sell your home but don’t know where to start? There are a ton of ways you can get yourselves and your home ready to go on the market.
First things first, hire a great real estate agent who can help you in every step of the process. But before you go ahead and hire someone, make sure you do your research and find the person who might be the best in the area or who you feel comfortable with. You do not have to hire the first one you talk to on the spot. Shop around a bit and talk to a few before choosing if you haven’t done this before.
The next step is to figure out what you need to do to upgrade your home and its curb appeal. People do tend to judge a book by its cover meaning if the exterior of your home isn’t up to their standards or what they want, they might pass. Ask your real estate agent what might be best to upgrade your curb appeal and what others have done.
Now, the interior of your home is also very important. Painting the walls to a neutral color may help the possible buyers imagine themselves in the house and picture in their minds what colors they can paint. If you have walls painted bright green or red, for example, the potential buyers might have a hard time seeing themselves in the home if those aren’t the colors for them. If you do not need to fully repaint all walls of your home, make sure there are no visible scuff marks or scratches.
When trying to sell your home, you want potential buyers to picture themselves in your space which means you should try to depersonalize the space as much as possible. Remove any family photos from the walls and shelves so that they can imagine their own photos on the walls.
You want your home to look spotless. After you have cleaned, clean some more. Wipe every surface down, vacuum, anything that you can do to make sure your home is clean. You might want to conduct a smell test to make sure there are no odors that might lure people away from your home.
All in all, there are many steps that you can take to get your home ready to sell. If you do not know where to start in your own home, do some research and hire a great real estate agent to help.