Do you want your home to sell fast and for the highest price possible? Then properly preparing your home before putting it on the market is imperative.
Every home seller hopes to sell their home fast and for a significant profit, and it takes more than just luck to achieve this. It entails meticulous planning and knowledge of how to professionally prepare your home to entice buyers and persuade them to pull out their chequebooks.
The sales process begins with careful preparation and some good, old-fashioned elbow grease. That said, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide that shows you how to prepare your home before listing so that you can get the most out of your time and effort.
Let’s dive right in, shall we?
Identify and Make Necessary Repairs
Your first step is to do a full-scale, comprehensive inspection of your home to detect any issues or defects and carry out necessary repairs.
Depersonalize Your Home
Pack up any personal belongings, other objects, or clutter that might distract potential buyers. Put your home in its natural state. Depersonalizing your house allows potential buyers to visualize how the home would look with their own items.
Declutter and Clean Your Home
Next, go through your house, decluttering and organizing spaces. Once this is done, it's time to deep-clean everywhere. If you can employ the services of a professional cleaning company, go for it, as they will be super detailed with the cleaning. However, if you plan on doing it yourself, just ensure you do it thoroughly.
Consider hiring a professional stager. They will know how to best showcase your home to help it look its absolute best!
Scrutinize Curb Appeal
A potential sale is lost if a buyer is reluctant to get out of their car because the exterior of your home turns them off. Assess the exterior of your home and make it more appealing and welcoming by tidying up the yard and, possibly, adding a wreath of flowers on your front porch. Does the railing or door need a fresh coat of paint? Windows need cleaning?
Homes that show pride of ownership, are appealing, clean, and well-maintained simply sell for more than those in a less desirable shape. In addition, buyers are willing to pay a premium if they know the home will not require a lot of repairs after they move in.
Preparing your home prior to listing allows you to command respect and influence. Properly preparing your home is imperative if you want it to sell fast and for the best price possible.
Written by: Anyela Marin-Betancourt (firstname.lastname@example.org)