Feeling like this year is the year you put your house on the market? Do these 5 things to prep so your home will be in the best shape to sell quickly.
Get a Home Inspection - Let's face it. You probably will have your home inspected when it's getting sold, so why not do it ahead of time and fix any issues you may have beforehand? This will help you get the best price out of your home if you don't have any issues. An inspection is worth the money because their eyes are very particularly trained to go over things you may miss. They will also offer suggestions on home maintenance that are valuable to use in your next home as well!
Change Your Flooring and Paint Walls - Floors and walls are the biggest things people notice when they are looking at a home and if they are in bad shape, you can either fix them yourself or lose some money on the other end when you are selling it. Even if you offer a flooring allowance when you sell your home, there is nothing that is more appealing than seeing a well cared for or new flooring. Newly painted walls will make a home feel more fresh as well as show a buyer less work they need to do when they purchase your home.
Make Your Home Have Curb Appeal - There are so many things you can do to update the outside of your home. Even just power washing it can make a big difference! Go outside and take a good look at your house; what can you do to make it more appealing? Then do it! A lot of people will drive by a home before they ever decide to go inside, so you want to have maximum attention to your home when you put it on the market!
Organize Your Attic, Basement and Garage - These are the spots that cause the most stress and have the least amount of care when we are living in a home. Going through these spaces BEFORE you list your home will save you a lot of stress afterwards! It will make you feel good having those tough spots dealt with ahead of time!
Get an Agent's Advice - One of the best things to do before you list your home is to have an agent come over and see your home with their objective eyes and have them give you tips on what you need to do. Selling homes is their business and they deal on a daily basis with what sells a home and what doesn't. Having this opinion before you even decide to list can help speed up the process later on because a good agent will tell you their opinion when you are ready to list as well, and knowing it ahead of time can make the listing process go much faster. If the listing goes faster, maybe the selling of your home will too!