6 Tips for Getting Your House Ready to Sell

6 Tips for Getting Your House Ready to Sell

If you are like most home sellers, there are some things that you want to do to your house before it’s ready to sell. Because your house will receive the most attention when it is first listed, sellers need to make sure your home will appeal to buyers before you put it on the market.

To help get this done, here are six things home sellers can do to get your house ready to sell.

1. Get the front door ready

Clean up the front of your house to welcome any potential buyers. Clear any clutter or debris away from your front door, sweep off the porch, and add colorful potted plants.

2. Clean from top to bottom

It’s important to deep cleaned from top to bottom, inside and out, before you put it on the market. Then it would be best if you kept it that way for every showing that you have.

Clean houses give the impression that they have been well maintained and taken care of. 

3. Get a jump on your packing

Most homeowners have possessions that they don’t need sitting in their house while it is on the market. If this is true for you, then get a start on packing before listing your home. This will help your house to appear less cluttered and give the appearance that there is more space.

4. Choose your paint colors carefully

It is not the time to use your favorite color on the wall. When getting your house ready to sell, you want to neutralize the design and decor of your home, so it does not distract buyers away from seeing the actual house itself.

5. Make the necessary repairs

Most houses have a small list of things that need to be fixed or repaired at any given time. When you are getting ready to sell your home, it’s crucial to tackle this list. 

6. Look for small areas to update

If your house is outdated in any way, this is your time to make minor updates. Try swapping out light fixtures and hardware to give a more updated feel without breaking the bank. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to change the look of your house.

Once you have your house ready to go on the market, you must keep it in that condition. Showings can happen with very little notice, and you don’t want to have to be rushing around, cleaning up before you leave. If you create a plan and then stick to it, you will help your house stand out to more buyers. If you’re looking for accurate market value for your home, contact us at 401-396-2888 for a free valuation.  We’re always glad to help!

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