You have finally decided it is time to sell your residential property. Before you sign up with Simply Referable to sell your home, there are some projects you should think about doing. Let’s check out some projects you should tackle before listing your home for sale.
Clean carpeting is one of the ways you can welcome potential buyers to your house. Whether your carpets are only in need of a quick buzz with a vacuum or a deep cleaning with a professional steam cleaner, you should do this as soon as possible. It is especially important to have your carpets cleaned if you have pets to remove ground-in pet hair and odors.
You may not notice where your cat turning the doorway between your kitchen and the dining room into a scratching post, but buyers will. Replace scratched, chipped, broken, and scuffed moldings or use a stain to get rid of scuffs.
Doing Decks and Patios
If you have an outdoor living space like a deck or patio, make sure it looks inviting. This may mean fixing a few loose boards or hammering in a few nails. Or it could be just purchasing new cushions and pillows for your outdoor dining set along with cleaning the grill. Planting flowers is also a great way of showing off the space. If you are showing your home in the fall and winter months, make sure it is clear to snow and leaves.
Freshening up the Front
If your front door or porch looks worn down, now is the time to spruce it up. Giving your porch and food a fresh coat to paint will help buyers feel at home and give them a good first impression. Make sure your mailbox and house numbers are in good condition and visible from the street. Make your entryway look tidy by keep clutter away. As we head into the winter, made sure to keep your seasonal decorations to a minimum. Some simple white lights should be enough to be cheerful and not overwhelming. Curb appeal is such an important factor when selling your home that you should start before putting it on the market!
Most homeowners do not like to call in professionals like HVAC and electricians, but in this case, it is necessary. You should have your HVAC system tested, cleaned, and inspected before putting your house on the market. This will help buyers see what they are buying and also prepare your home for the winter. You should also call an electrician to update your electrical outlets and switches. This will give your house an updated feel and give them the same uniformed look throughout your home.
Clearing out Clutter
Closets can accumulate a lot of clutter over years of living in your home. Throw out old appliances you never got around to fixing, old cans of food you didn’t eat, and the ugly Christmas sweaters your aunt gave you. Getting rid of these items will make your home feel bigger for buyers and will give them the impression you have ample storage for all of their broken appliances and ugly sweaters.
There will be many things on your to-do list from now until you are settled in your new home. But getting a head start by updating these things will save yourself from months of trying to sell your home. The next step is to call Simply Referable!
Selling Your Home with Simply Referable!
The small team of realtors at Simply Referable is deeply focused on creating a memorable selling experience for you and your family. Each of our team members has an area of expertise, and we strive to form lasting bonds with each of our clients. We want to be your go-to realtors every time you or a friend wants to make a change. With local experience, our realtors can help you choose a house that is just the right fit for your family, now and forever. Contact us online or give us a call at 410-983-9045.