Check Out Our Tips to Prepare and Get a Quick Sale on Your Home – Prior to and During Showings to Prospective Buyers
A less-than-clean home can cost you thousands off the sale price or completely turn away potential buyers. Not only this, yet a messy house is a red flag for many buyers, who’ll suspect repair problems lurking beneath the dirt.
Whilst an immaculately clean home sends a positive message that yours is a well-loved and maintained property — the kind that buyers love. So be sure to implement these important tips if you want to sell your house quickly and profitably.
PRIOR TO SHOWING YOUR HOME
TIP #1 – De-Clutter Your Home
Start with a plan before you minimize belongings. Write out which rooms you’d like to tackle and order them by importance or difficulty.
Sometimes starting with the easiest area or room will help you build momentum to move on to more difficult tasks.
A great method for de-cluttering your home is known as the KonMari Method by Marie Kondo. Click here to watch her video.
TIP #2 – Sell/Donate All Unwanted Items
In some cases, it may make financial sense to resell books, clothing, furniture and electronics on eBay, Craigslist or at a garage sale.
Sometimes, you’re better off donating items and claiming a tax deduction.
Whether it is best to sell or donate unwanted items depends on how much time you have before showings, what kind of goods you need to get rid of and your ability to claim charitable deductions.
TIP #3 – Neutralize Your Home
Strong political or artistic statements are not appropriate when your home is on the market.
Any personal family photos, collections, trophies, clippings, and projects should be put away, for display in your next home.
Neutralize the space in terms of colors and objects on display and create a clean, simplified background. Consider painting your walls neutral colors.
The goal is for buyers to be able to imagine themselves in your home during the showing.