What to Do to Prepare to Sell Your Home

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When you’re planning on selling your house, there are a few things to keep in mind to increase the amount a buyer is willing to pay. They’re not difficult, but make a huge difference when someone steps into your house for the first time.

Make Minor Repairs

Start to make a list of all the little things you’ve wanted to take care of but haven’t gotten around to yet. Walk slowly through your home and pay attention to what potential buyers may notice that you are used to. Things like the broken drawer in the kitchen, the cracked articulate wood moldings or a leaky faucet will turn buyers off fast.

Do a Deep Clean

There’s nothing worse than putting your house on the market with dirty windowsills, floors and bathrooms. A buyer wants to know they’re making a purchase from someone who enjoyed their home and spent the time to keep it clean.

Focus on the Front Entry

Many buyers walk away from a showing before they step inside because of the lack of curb appeal in front of a house. Keep the bushes trimmed, mow the lawn, put a pretty wreath on the door and add some potted plants to make it feel like home.

Declutter

Start to pack up the items you don’t use regularly, like seasonal items and clothing, so your closets look bigger. Remove the family photos and personalized treasures as well. Consider renting a storage unit for the interim between staging your home and moving into a new place.

Paint with Neutral Colors

A fresh coat of paint looks amazing and it gives you the chance to cover your favorite yellow wall with a neutral color that appeals to more people.

The small things matter when it comes to staging your home well to get your house off the market fast.