How to Prepare Your House for a Winning Sale

How to Prepare Your House for a Winning Sale


 
When listing your house, your top goal will likely be to get the house sold for the best price possible. There are many small projects you can do to make sure your house is ready to make that happen. 

 
10 Tips to Improve the Curb Appeal of Your House

1. Try a fresh coat of paint or a new front door.
 
2. Landscape your yard.
 
  • A well-groomed lawn shows buyers the house was cared for.
 
3. Make sure all exterior lights are working.
 
  • Replace outdoor light bulbs.
 
4. Wash all windows (inside and out).
 
  • Don’t let dirty windows take away from a great view!
 
5. Clean out your garage.
 
  • Consider getting a storage unit to remove any non-essential items you want to keep.
 
6. Plant flowers.
 
  • Depending on the climate in your area, you may want to add a pop of color around your yard.
 
7. Remove any lawn ornaments you are planning to bring with you to your new home.
 
8. Replace a worn-out welcome mat.
 
  • Welcome buyers with a fresh step into your house.
 
9. Paint or replace the street numbers on your house.
 
  • Make them more visible to potential buyers.
 
10. Power wash outdoor surfaces.
 
  • Give them a ‘like new’ feeling (ex: siding, sidewalks, driveway).
     

10 Tips to Make Your House Feel Like "Home" to Buyers

1. Clean everything.
 
  • A clean house will allow buyers to picture themselves in the space and not be distracted.
 
2. Give every room a purpose.
 
  • Even if you used it as a bonus room, clear room identity helps buyers visualize.
 
3. Let the light in.
 
  • Bright rooms feel warm and inviting; dark rooms can feel small and gloomy.
 
4. Fix anything that’s broken.
 
  • Buyers will notice and may offer less for your house if repairs are required.
 
5. Declutter your house.
 
  • Thinning out your closets and pantry will show how much room is available.
 
6. Update paint and carpet.
 
  • These are the top things you can update to sell your house faster and for more.
 
7. Organize the kitchen.
 
  • Pack away any non-essentials or small appliances and clean all the surfaces.
 
8. Clean up for each showing.
 
  • Empty all trash bins and hide any dirty laundry.
 
9. Fix the doors.
 
  • Fix any squeaks or creaks on the interior and exterior doors.
 
10. Replace light bulbs with new ones.
 
  • Make sure all the switches work properly in your house.
 
Whether you need a list of great local contractors or recommendations on what to fix and replace, let’s get together to make sure your house is ready for a top-dollar sale.

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