- 05 Jul
Do These Things Before You Put Your Home on the Market Part 2
Are you thinking about getting your home on the market? Thinking about moving elsewhere? Then please educate yourself, and do these necessary things before you put your home on the market. Get your home ready to sell.
Declutter the home.
Organizing and decluttering your home will go a huge way in appealing to potential buyers. When a home is clutter-free, clean and organized well, buyers are able to focus on the actual home instead of on the junk, knick knacks and overflowing closets.
Reminder: Buy more light bulbs.
Don’t forget to stock up on light bulbs, all sizes too, needed for throughout your home. When showing your house to potential buyers, all light fixtures and lamps will need to be turned on. It is important that all lights in your home have working light bulbs.
Paint the walls.
Now it is time to re-paint your home. Start by painting over those bright red and blue walls with neutral colors. Stick to light grays, whites, light beiges. These shades will make your home appear brighter, more inviting and bigger, brighter.
Call a handyman.
When selling your home, you should have your local handyman on speed dial. Make sure anything and everything that needs to be fixed (locks, leaky faucets, hardware, cracked walls, peeling paint, running toilets, broken appliances, squeaky doors, etc) has been taken care of before listing your home. Otherwise potential buyers may think your home hasn’t been well taken care of, which can be an easy turn-off for others.
Stage your home.
According to numerous studies, staging a home really can help it sell faster and for lots more money. And staging your home’s interior is easy and affordable. Don’t forget to also spruce up your home’s curb appeal when staging the home. After all, the outside of the home is the first thing potential buyers will see when they pull up for a showing. Make sure the grass is cut, the yard is landscaped and the yard and lawn knick knacks are gone.
Hire a professional photographer.
It’s very crucial to include high quality, professional photos in your online listing. Therefore, it is highly advisable that you seek out a professional photographer who is an expert at taking vibrant professional home photos. Without excellent high resolution images, potential buyers may (sadly) overlook your home. Sometimes a great realtor will even have a list of recommended home photographers for you. Be sure to ask about performing a 3D virtual walk through of your home too, as it boosts visibility online and gets you more house showings too.
About the Author
My journey as a Cleveland home inspector began 15 years ago when I was buying real estate properties in Ohio. Because they were my investments, I wanted to make sure I was getting a great deal, so I decided to learn everything I could about general home inspections.