Getting your house ready for sale is very important.
Clean, Clean, Clean, absolutely clean, you’ve been in the home a long long time, move furniture, move things around, clean. I’m always surprise at what some buyers consider dirty so put a lot of attention there.
Next on my list of must do’s is to declutter. Hit your closets first. Clear off anything that is on the floor, completely from the closets. Only cover two-thirds of the rod space. You want to clear out one- third of the closets so it looks like there’s space in there. Any thing on top of the shelf needs to be organized and neatly folded, boxed and or stacked. Make it look organized and you are going to make a great return because buyers want to feel like they can it their items in your home.
Proper Lighting: You want to make sure that your house is properly lit. Lighting is extremely important for showing a home, so you want to make sure to clean off light fixtures, clean off ceiling and blades, things that you just miss normally. If you have real high ceilings, or maybe a two-story foyer, you want to safely find a way to clean those, bring someone in because buyers absolutely look up there and they start to project a vision of the home based on what they see.
Seller Home Inspection: Another tactic that I think is a great idea for sellers, is to bring in a home inspector prior to selling. Let them go through your home, so you know ahead of time, items that you need to address.
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By Steve Bradley