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5 Things to Do Before Putting Your House on The Market

Kathy Grabowy May 24, 2022

Selling your house can be a complicated and intimidating process. Fortunately, before you put that “For sale” sign up, there are a few things you can do to increase your chances of getting better offers. Keep reading to find out.

First Impressions Matter!

Remember the first time you saw the property you’re currently about to sell? What made you want to buy it? Recreate the same first impression that made you fall in love with the house for your potential buyers.
The first few minutes are enough for buyers to decide if they want to explore your property some more or just move on to the next one. So pay attention to the little details whether it’s mowing the lawn, tending to the garden, or ensuring that the pavement and entrance look neet and tidy.

Declutter Your Space

Now that you’re planning to sell your house, you’re probably going to move soon. While you’re cleaning out your rooms and packing, you’ll most likely come across a lot of forgotten stuff lying around and taking up space in your wardrobes.
Clear out this stuff and everything else you don’t need before putting your house on the market. Decluttering the house will make it easier for buyers to visualize how their things will look in the space.

A Fresh Coat of Paint

You need to make your property look like a potential buyer’s dream home. Giving your house a fresh coat of paint can create a strong first impression as it instantly uplifts the whole vibe of your home and makes the space look more appealing.
If you’re on a budget, you can choose to only paint the areas that absolutely need to be repainted instead of opting for a full-house paint job. Also, if you notice damp and damaged walls, address the issues and fix them before you start painting.

Deep Clean the House

In addition to decluttering your house, a round of deep cleaning is also a must to impress potential buyers. Windows, doors, light fittings, ceilings, and dark corners of your house require thorough and deep cleaning. Ensuring your property is in pristine condition before you put it up for sale will enhance its appeal to potential buyers. You can also hire professional cleaners to ensure that your house’s exterior and interior are squeaky clean.

Repair Any Damaged Fixtures or Fittings

Nobody likes chirped walls and damped ceilings. One of the first things potential buyers will look at is if the space requires extra attention and maintenance. You don’t want them to think your house is not worth the effort.
So make sure to fix all damages and repairs before you invite prospective buyers to look at your space. Walk through each room in your house and check for repairs that need your immediate attention.

Work With Kathy

Whether buying or selling, moving is a significant milestone in your life. This experience should as stress free as possible. With many years of real estate experience, Kathy have a wealth of resources I can put to work for you to make this transition as seamless and stress free as possible.

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