When you’re thinking about listing your home and want a quick sale, you need to start prepping as soon as possible. Declutter, clean, and repair are the places to start.
We all have too much stuff sitting around. Do you have wall to wall furniture, stacks of magazines, collectible items or books covering every surface? These may be the things you love and cherish, but potential buyers want to see how their furniture and collectibles will fit into your home.
Throw out whatever you can, remove furniture to storage temporarily and pack up small items to go into storage also.
Is anything broken? Are any lights burned out? Check toilet seats, closet doors, faucets in the bathrooms and kitchen. Look under the sink to make sure it’s uncluttered and dry. It’s important to make sure everything is in good working order.
Don’t neglect the outdoors. A potential buyer will see the outside first and form an opinion before they ever open the front door.
When everything is fixed up inside and out, make sure the house smells fresh and clean. You want your house to make a great first impression and welcome buyers.
Many homes are on the market, and many buyers are out looking, so yours needs to stand out from the crowd. You’ll be glad you spend time doing all you did when you see a SOLD sign in the front yard.