Putting your home on the market takes a lot more than just placing a “For Sale” sign in the front yard and sharing photos of it on social media. So before listing your home for sale, complete this handy checklist so you can be prepared. Some tips are simple and other will take some effort, but they will be effective when it comes to impressing buyers. So if you’re ready to sell your home, let’s get to work!
Hire a Respectable Real Estate Agent
Selling a house without the assistance of a real estate agent is a nightmare. It’s important to get to know the agents that can list your home at the right price, experts about your community and have strong negotiating skills. I would also be thrilled to be interviewed if you need help!
Make a good first impression
You never get a second chance at making a good first impression. Same thing goes for your home as well. Buyer's are less likely to check the rest of the house if the outside is unappealing even if the inside is exceptional. A few changes to your home's exterior can make the process flow smoother. Making it sell faster and for more!
Take away the clutter
Cleaning your home is integral to this process. there is so much going on and so much to clean when you've decided to move out.
Remove Sentimental Items or Photos
Sure, your pet’s photo on the coffee table might be cute, or you may have an art gallery on your wall, but it’ll make it difficult for buyers to vision themselves in the home. The main goal should be making a blank canvas for the buyers to envision themselves in.
Neutral Colors are the Best
Paint your walls with neutral colors as it allows potential buyers to envision the colors they may want to change it to.
Bring Life to Your Home with Plants!
Adding house plants will improve the vibe of your home. Place them in the inviting areas of your home such as the living room, kitchen or front porch.
Give your Home a Smell Test
The slightest of odors will surely have buyers running away from your home. This is a huge deal breaker. If you want to make sure everything is smelling well, invite over a friend or a guest to give your home a smell test.
Hide Valuable Items
Make sure to hide anything valueable like jewelry or expensive items. It is best to lock it up or take it off somewhere else. Its better to be safe than sorry later.
Home Staging makes a huge difference
If the interior of your home looks like it came out from the 70s', then it's probably best to find a Home Staging Professional to jazz things up as they are able to look at your home with fresh eyes.