Are you thinking about putting your home on the market? Then you know how important it is to attract potential buyers by making some upgrades to your home. From fixing a broken doorbell to installing a new heating system the projects, your home’s undertakings may seem endless; however, if you are working with a relatively small budget, you should focus on the projects that will give you the most bang for your buck. Check out these five tips for getting your home ready for a sale!
Five Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Sale:
1. Remove All the Things You Do Not Need
Every professional home stager will first recommend that you declutter your entire house. This includes storage areas like the garage and the basement. Just think, a house packed with stuff looks much smaller than it really is. Clutter prevents potential buyers from getting a full view of the home and they will not really get to see what they are buying. If you are moving because you have outgrown your house, you should consider renting a storage unit temporarily if you cannot part with some items.
As previously mentioned, the allocated storage areas in the home like basement and garage also needs to be decluttered. Use shelves and wall storage units to organize and make these areas neater.
2. Hire A Handyman
Consider hiring a professional handyman for the day to fix small things around the house. While it may not be a big deal to buyers to see one or two things wrong in the house, they will get turned off by a host of small things that needs repairing. This can raise red flags. Create a list of minor things that need to be fixed around the house and have a handyman repair them.
3. Curb Appeal is Everything
Capture a buyer’s attention before they even enter your home by giving a good first impression. Make sure the front lawn is well maintained and the house is well lit. Little things like getting a fresh new mailbox, a doorbell and fixing a faded house number can make a world of difference.
4. Purchase All New Accessories
Yes, new accessories like fresh pillows, stylish lamps and fluffy towels will make your home look fresh and clean. You can even purchase pieces that adds to the decor of your home. A well-styled look is important to attract buyers.
5. Each Room Should Have A Function
Be sure to have a clear purpose for each room and nook. It should be defined with the appropriate furnishing. If you have a spare room that is filled with all kinds of stuff then you will want to define its function.