If you want to sell in today’s housing market, you’re going to have some stiff competition. You need to start getting your home ready early because everything takes longer than you think it will. Getting a handyman in for repairs can be challenging nowadays, so look around for repairs that may be needed.
Maybe your home doesn’t need repairs, which is great, but it still must look more appealing to prospective buyers than other homes on the market.
Begin with decluttering, including removing family photos, collectibles, excess furniture and items cluttering your countertop.
After you’ve done that, get ready to clean, clean, clean. Make everything sparkle including windows, light fixtures, bathroom fixtures, mirrors and even light bulbs. Don’t forget to have your carpets cleaned and that there are no pet odors or stains.
Next, move outdoors to the yard. Mow, weedeat, sweep and put some pretty fall flowers out.
Now, you’re ready to list and get a For Sale sign in the front yard. If your Realtor wants to hold an open house, your home will be the best looking one available. You can sit back and wait for the sale.