Summer seems like a long way off, but if you’re planning to move this summer, this is the time to start getting your house ready to sell. It can take several months to prepare, especially if you’re busy with work, school, or children’s activities.
The first task at hand is decluttering. You’ll have to pack anyway, so start now by putting away family photos, excess furniture, area rugs that keep your floors from being seen and collectibles. If you have very much to pack away, you may need to rent a storage space.
Repairs may take longer and may not have been noticeable until you decluttered. Is anything broken or is paint damaged? Be sure to check your baseboards in case they’re dusty. Make sure doors open and close correctly and that door knobs aren’t loose. Do faucets drip? Prospective buyers will notice all these things.
When all these jobs are complete, and you’re close to time to list your home, give it a good cleaning from top to bottom, including carpets. Make sure there are no pet stains or odors.
Don’t neglect the outdoors. Mow the lawn, use the weedeater, sweep the porch and put out some flowers.
The hard work has been completed, now you just have to keep it clean. The rest is in the hands of your Realtor at Navarre Real Estate Source.