If you are preparing to sell your home you will want to turn it into a marketable home for buyers. A few minor repairs, some cleaning, and finishing touches can add great value to your home to help it sell quicker. Here are some simple steps to get your home ready:
Curb Appeal: The exterior of your home should give the buyer a good first impression. If the exterior is in need of repair, the buyer will assume the interior and other aspects of the house have not been taken care of as well. Make sure the lawn is mowed and the front area is clean. Repainting the front door can give the entryway a whole new fresh feel that welcomes people into your home. A welcome mat is always a nice touch too!
De-Clutter: It is hard to imagine a home with your furniture and personal items in it when the current owners items are everywhere. This is a great time to purge a lot of items in your home that you can get rid of. Almost every home shows better with less furniture and personal items. Renting a storage unit can be useful to get some unnecessary items out of the way during selling time. This makes the rooms appear larger and easier for buyers to maneuver.
Clean: Clean, clean, clean. Scrub the bathrooms and anywhere else that may need it. Lack of cleaning will indicate to the buyer that the home has not been taken care of well and will give them doubts.
Minor Repairs: If there is a cracked window or a chipping cabinet it is worth a few extra dollars to get these things taken care of. These are inexpensive and quick fixes, but will make a big difference in whether or not a buyer will want to jump on purchasing your home.
It can be tough to prep your home for sale for emotional reasons as well. Make the mental decision to “let go” of your emotions and focus on the fact that soon this house will no longer be yours. Picture yourself handing over the keys to the new homeowners and moving on to a new home yourself! This will help you de-clutter your home and get it ready for its new owners. Still not sure where to even begin with selling your home? contact the Great Florida Homes team, we are always happy to help!
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