Getting your home ready to sell can seem like a daunting task. With Spring being the busiest time for real estate, homeowners planning to sell should start their process now. Having a good head start can make for a much smoother selling experience.
If you are a prospective home seller, here are some things you might want to keep in mind when preparing your home for sale.
Find Your Realtor
Choosing the right realtor for you will make a big difference in your home selling experience. Do your research and ask your friends and neighbors for recommendations. You want your realtor to have plenty of experience with similar homes in your area and price range. Finding a realtor who understands your wants and needs and has a great deal of local knowledge will be very helpful during this process.
Polish Your Home
While you don’t necessarily want to put in a ton of money to fix up your home for sale, you could easily achieve a new and improved look by doing small things. Try things such as adding fresh coats of paint on walls and trim, fixing minor flaws, and giving floors and carpeting a good cleaning. To give your home a fresher look, try updating light fixtures, changing doorknobs and other hardware, and replacing switch plates.
Once you put your home on the market you’ll want to keep your home as neat and clean as possible. Staging your home for sale is key. Picture what you would see in a model home. Keeping it as minimal as possible will help you to showcase your home and keep the buyers’ attention. You want your potential buyers to be able to picture their life in your home.
The Extra Details
If you really want to make your home look impressive to potential buyers, spend the time to really polish your home. Giving your windows a really good cleaning inside and out will make a huge difference. Your windows will let more light in and really make your rooms sparkle which will definitely stand out to buyers. Another thing to consider is to create great lighting. Swap out your more harsh light bulbs for ones that are a little softer. This will make your home much more cozy looking and welcoming while also hiding tiny imperfections.
While it may seem like a lot of work selling your home, it is also an exciting time as well! Keep in mind that all of the extra work you put in will pay off in the end.