Putting your house on the market can be a very exciting time, and you may want to rush into it as soon as possible. However, there are a few very important things you should make sure you do before listing your home.
Check out these tips to make sure you are ready to list your property:
If your house screams ‘you’, then you may want to get rid of a few things.
Having personal items and themes strewn throughout the house can cause people to feel unwelcome, and they will be unable to see themselves moving in.
When you put your house on the market, you want anyone to feel like they could move in right away. Your house should feel neutral in all respects.
2. Have friends give first impressions
The most important moment of convincing someone to buy your property is when they step through the front door. This is when you either lose, or win prospective buyers.
Make sure when people step through the front door, they feel like they could be stepping into their new home.
Keep clutter to an absolute minimum, and make the entrance feel homey.
Have a few friends over to give their thoughts on what they feel like when stepping through the front door. This way, you can get an honest and unbiased opinion.
3. Backyard landscaping
The backyard is a vital part of any home, and will aid you greatly in selling your home. If you have prospective buyers who are sitting on the fence as to whether they want your house or not, a good backyard can be all it takes to win them over. It’s the 1% that separates a nice house from a beautiful one.
4. Get your papers in order
Don’t waste your time cleaning your home from top to bottom, getting rid of every stray mark if you first don’t have the papers that you need.
Ensure that you have all your operating manuals for appliances, warranties, notes on paint colours and other important documents.
Having these things on hand can separate your house from the house down the street, as it shows buyers that you have everything under control.
5. Hide the pets
You may love your cute little kitty roaming around the house at all hours of the morning, but your prospective buyer may have other feelings.
Showing a buyer that you allow animals inside can make them cautious as to how clean a house is, and can put your home on the back-foot from the get go.
So, while you are trying to sell your home, arrange for your furry friends to stay somewhere else for a while.
6. Clean, Clean, Clean!
That’s right, there really is no avoiding it. You want your home to look its absolute best. It has to be better than brand new to convince someone to take out a loan on it.
Make sure every fingerprint is removed, every hair vacuumed and every stain mopped. You should even touch up exterior paint if it is starting to flake or peel.
So there you have it, just a few things you should take into consideration before you even think about listing your home.
Let us know below about some funny or crazy experiences you had when either selling or buying a home.