Getting your home ready to sell might feel like a daunting task, but with this helpful checklist you will be well on your way to getting your home sold.
1) Get Your Home Move-in Ready
Buyers are looking for homes that are move-in ready. To get your home into tip-top-shape it is important to complete regular maintenance on your home's heating, A/C, and other systems to keep them in good working order. You'll also want your home to appear bright and inviting, which can be achieved by painting the interior walls a neutral shade or white. This allows potential buyers to easily incorporate their style into the space.
2) Start Packing
It is a great idea to get a head start on packing items you don't plan on using until after you have moved such as personal photos, valuables and nick-knacks. This will help remove clutter, and make the home appear more spacious. It is also a good time to decide what appliances you will be taking with you such as the washer and dryer.
3) Get a Home Inspection
In most cases the buyer will get a home inspection to inspect the property. However, it is a good idea to have a home inspection beforehand to help you access what will need to be fixed before you sell your house. You may be required to make repairs if the inspector finds issues with plumbing, electrical, heating or appliances.
4) Boost Your Curb Appeal
You wan't to make a great first impression to potential buyers, and the best way to do that is to make sure the exterior of your home is attractive and pleasing to the eye. Clean or paint the exterior, mow the lawn, trim hedges and shrubs, and rid the yard of weeds. Beautiful curb appeal will have a big impact on attracting prospective buyers.
5) Hire a Professional
When it comes to cleaning, hiring a professional cleaner to thoroughly clean your home is a great way to help your home shine to potential buyers.
6) Staging Your Home
Staging helps buyers picture themselves in the home, and helps your home feel warm and inviting. Staging efforts should be focused on the living room, kitchen and master bedroom. You can hire a professional stager, or you may want to do it yourself.
Getting a home ready to go on the market and selling it can be a stressful experience. The best way to help reduce the stress and anxiety of selling a home is to work with a #1 Properties' agent. They have all of the knowledge and tools needed to to get your home sold. Give them a call at 307-634-2222, and they will be happy to help you every step of the way.