Selling your home can be an exciting yet daunting task, especially if it’s your first time. Preparing your home for sale can significantly impact its appeal and value, and ultimately, the success of the sale. We know how to present a home to sell quickly and for top dollar! Here are our best tips for prepping your home for sale to help you get the most out of the selling process.
Declutter and Depersonalize
The first step to prepping your home for sale is to declutter and depersonalize. This means removing excess items, such as furniture and decor, from your home to make it appear more spacious and clean. It’s also essential to remove any personal items, such as family photos and memorabilia, as potential buyers want to envision themselves living in the space. Remove clutter and extra furniture to help the space feel clean and larger.
Make Necessary Repairs
Make any necessary repairs to your home before putting it on the market. This could include fixing leaky faucets, patching holes in walls, and replacing broken tiles. These repairs will show potential buyers that your home has been well-maintained and will also prevent any issues from arising during the home inspection process.
Enhance Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is critical when selling your home. The exterior of your home is the first thing potential buyers see, and it sets the tone for their impression of the rest of the property. Enhance curb appeal by trimming bushes and trees, mowing the lawn, planting flowers, and adding fresh paint to the front door.
Stage Your Home
Staging your home is the process of setting up furniture and decor in a way that highlights the best features of your home. This can be done by rearranging furniture to create a more open space or by adding accent pieces to draw attention to certain areas. Staging helps potential buyers envision themselves living in the space and can lead to a quicker sale. Stage each living area to help potential buyers imagine living in that space.
Clean, Clean, Clean
A clean home is a must when prepping for a sale. Deep clean every room in your home, paying extra attention to the kitchen and bathrooms. This will make your home feel more inviting and show potential buyers that your home has been well-cared for. Keep all rooms clean, including children rooms.
Set the Right Price
Setting the right price for your home is also critical to a successful sale. Overpricing your home can lead to it sitting on the market for too long, while underpricing it can leave money on the table. When you work with us we will help you determine the best price based on the current market, your home’s location, and its features. The first step to pricing your home is to get a Comparable Market Analysis which will tell you what similar homes are selling for nearby. It’s free and you are under no obligation.
Getting started is always the hardest part but prepping your home before you put it up for sale is a critical step in the selling process. By decluttering and depersonalizing, making necessary repairs, enhancing curb appeal, staging your home, cleaning thoroughly, and setting the right price, you can ensure a successful and lucrative sale.