preparing your house for sale 2017

When preparing your house to be sold, keep two important thoughts in mind. For one, it’s critical to improve your house’s “curb” appeal. Many will not even bother touring the house if the outside appearance does not meet expectations. Secondly, but equally as important, make your house feel like a home on the inside to potential buyers. Consider the following these tips to help achieve both of these goals.

Improve Your House’s Curb Appeal

Freshen up your front porch/driveway. Make sure your front porch and driveway are swept and free from debris (such as cobwebs). Consider giving your front door a fresh coat of paint and a new welcome mat. Power wash these areas to get your house looking like new again.

Landscape your yard. Keep the lawn mowed and trimmed. Remove fallen leaves and tree branches. Trim or prune plants/bushes.

Get those windows clean. Give your windows a deep clean, inside-and-out. Dirty windows distract from a great view!

Make exterior repairs. Touch up and/or repair exterior portions of your home such as shutters, handrails, and columns. If the front lock has issues with getting stuck, fix it or get it replaced.

Replace any worn-out exterior lights. Whether it be a lamp, chandelier, or your house number light, be sure to get these all functioning properly.

Make Your House Feel Like Home To Buyers

Fresh paint and fresh floors. This is critical to improving your home value. If you have walls painted in bright or dark color, repaint them with a neutral color that will appeal to a broader group of buyers. Look for areas of the carpet that need to be deep cleaned or replaced. If you have hardwood floors, consider sanding and refinishing them.

Clean, clean, and clean some more. Clean and organize every your part of your house, even the parts you may not usually clean (such closets, pantry). Do your best to eliminate any odors. Ensure the house is presentable by emptying all garbage cans, putting away laundry and dishes, and making all beds before a potential buyer tours the house.

Organize your garage. It may be helpful to rent out an additional storage unit to store your things and open up space in your garage. If there are permanent oil stains on the garage floor, it would be a good idea to paint them.

Walk through your home as if you were a potential buyer. Remove any personal items such as family photos from the sight of a potential buyer. Remember that the goal is to make them envision the house as their home, which is more difficult with your personal items on display.

Make interior repairs. Be thorough in investigating for any necessary repairs. Such as fixing any squeaky/broken doors or cabinets or leaky faucets.

Additional Tip

If you’re looking to sell your house quickly, consider selling for cash. Preparing your home for sale is an extensive task. If you don’t have the time or necessary resources to make it happen, selling your house for cash could be the best option for you. You could have fast cash in your hand in a matter of days without having to go through house sale preparation. To learn more about this option, contact 800-Buy-Kwik today!