- 07 Jun
Do These Things Before You Put Your Home on the Market Part 1
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.
First, depersonalize your home.
When selling your home, you gotta strike the ideal balance between creating a warm, welcoming home and doing a depersonalization of your home. This means putting away any personal items, bulletin boards and framed photos (including toys, magazines and newspapers, photo albums, equipment, awards, etc) throughout the home. Leave a few nice, framed photos around the house to make the home appear inviting and lived in.
Research your local housing market.
Be sure to do your homework on the value of your home; it is so very important to do. Research the local housing market through Zillow and Realtor.com. Pay attention to the various comps’ square footage, features and location. Finally, think about how they compare to your home. Take a look at comparable sales in your neighborhood to figure out the appropriate listing price for your home.
Find a home realty agent.
It is highly recommended to enlist the help of a professional real estate agent to help with listing your home. When interviewing a home realty agent, be sure to ask about their prior experiences in your neighborhood, connections to potential buyers and social media expertise. The realtor should be able to give you a thorough marketing plan and solid strategy for how they are going to sell your home.
Give your house a deep clean.
First impressions mean a lot and go a huge way. So do not let dirty floors, dusty surfaces, dingy walls and ceilings and foul smells make a bad one on a potential buyer. Before listing your home, give your home a deep clean. This means scrubbing down bathroom tubs, sinks and toilets, wiping down surfaces, mopping floors, and cleaning carpets and rugs. You may even contact a local home cleaning company and a professional carpet cleaning company to come into your home and do the job right and well.
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.