Selling a home may be a stressful experience, especially for first-time sellers.  One of the best ways to ease anxiety and reduce stress is to know what to expect.  Here’s a general overview of the selling process.  While everyone’s experience may be different, these tips tend to be universal. Once you decide to sell your home, give us a call and we will help you every step of the way.  Here are some tips to help you get your home ready to sell:

 

Start packing valuables and items you don’t plan to use until after you’ve moved, including personal photos displayed in your home.  Remove excess clutter which will make your home appear more spacious.

 

Make your home move in ready by painting the interiors a neutral shade or white, which is a simple way to make a home appear brighter and allows potential buyers to easily incorporate their style into the space. Depending on the season another way to make your home move in ready for buyers is to make sure to complete regular maintenance on your home’s cooling and heating as well as other systems to keep them in good working order.

 

Get your home inspected prior to listing your home. In many cases, a buyer will hire a home inspector to inspect the property.  However, hiring one beforehand will help you assess what may need to be fixed before you sell.  If the inspector should find a major issue with appliances or your home’s plumbing/septic, heating or electrical systems, you may be required to make the repairs.  So if you are not sure who to contact, let me know and I will be happy to recommend one.

 

Boost your home’s curb appeal by painting or cleaning your exterior trim hedges and shrubs and mow the lawn.  The exterior is often a potential buyer’s first impression of your home.  If it is well kept outside, many buyers assume it will be well kept inside.  Doing these little things will have a big impact on attracting the right buyers to your home.

 

After sprucing up the outside, do a thorough cleaning your home inside.  Preparing a home take takes a lot of work and time  So hire a professional cleaner to come in a do a deep cleaning of your home. The deep cleaning should include windows, sliding glass door tracks, garage, basement, ceiling fans, etc…  This can be a daunting task, so I will be happy to recommend a cleaning company to use if you like.

 

Finally, staging is optional.  Staging is decorating your home to help buyers picture themselves in the home and makes your home look its best.  It is best to stage high-traffic rooms such as   the living room and kitchen. Often times, many sellers hire a professional stager, but with so many online resources you can do it yourself!

 

When selling a home, there is a lot of preparations one must do.  So if you are thinking of selling your home, give me a call!  I’d love to help you through the home selling process. Contact me today!