Oh, how the tables turn!
It’s in the little things. Even when the time comes when you say: It’s time to sell my home. Maybe you’re moving elsewhere, out of state or country. When it comes to first impressions, the little things make all the difference. Planning to sell your house this year? There’s prepping involved to make it picture and sale perfect. Potential buyers would sure be impressed and you’d secure yourself a fairly good deal.
Take 1: Sparkle-up and Remove clutter
Sounds like a no brainer, but the effect that cleaning and decluttering can have cannot be over emphasized.
To start with, remove the superfluous for the most part. Give your house a spacious, airy feel without emptying it out completely. It’s purge time guys! Get rid of unwanted and unnecessary items. You can donate for a good cause by giving such items away to orphanage homes or charity. If the items are really in good shape, you could even get them listing on listing sites that sell fairly used stuff and make a buck or two!
Clean your house to the teeth: It really has to sparkle, your house. This is a great investment if you are really looking to sell your house and present it in its best possible light. Pay special attention to kitchens and bathrooms, these are spaces people look out for the most, and usually some of the single determining factors for buyers. Clean the inside and outside of your windows, even the fairly high placed ones — this makes a striking improvement in the overall appearance of your house.
Placement and organization: Your buyers will definitely go peeking into storage spaces, because they are thinking about storage space, so ensure that even out of sight, hidden spaces, drawers and closets are thoroughly cleaned and organized. Clean and organized storage areas signal to buyers that you take care of the house.
Step 2: Fix it up!
Leaky faucets and running toilets? Take care of these problems before you show the house for the first time. Replace blocked sinks, worn out tubs, and shower accessories. Freshen up or re-do wall plaster work as needed in a neutral, generally pleasing colour that complements your home.
Fix cracked or broken windows. Replace or repair damaged window screens. Replace burned-out lightbulbs. All of this will come together nicely to improve the look, feel and seeming value of your home.
Step 3: What’s the allure when buyers first pull up?
You want potential buyers to be taken in by the facade of your house the minute they arrive. A certain charm exuded by your house the minute its in sight already registers positive, warm thoughts about your house subconsciously. Buyers direly look forward to coming inside as they’ve already been won over by the exterior.
Get a gardener to trim bushes, shrubs and trees if you’ve got green areas as this would greatly enhance landscaping aesthetics. Make sure vegetation isn’t touching your roof or siding. Clean and repair concrete areas, such as driveways and walkways. Eliminate any oil or grease stains, and clean out any weeds coming up through the cracks. Fresh flowers? Always a great idea within and around the house. Freshen your doorstep with it as well with a new welcome mat and make sure the house numbers are easy to see.
With just a moderate amount of effort, you can make your house beautiful and welcoming, both inside and out. Your home? Going! Going!! Sold!!!