10 Must Do’s to Get Your Home Ready for Sale
10 MUST DO’S TO GET YOUR HOME READY FOR SALE
1. Curb Appeal – Paint the Exterior of Your Home
2. Curb Appeal – Clean up Outside
3. Painting the Interior of Your Home
If you don’t want to paint your home, the other option is to use wallpaper. Be sure to stay away from bold prints or daring colours. Use a natural colour scheme instead; light neutral colours are best.
4. Clean Your Flooring
5. Reduce the Number of Extras in Your Home
A lot of décor in the home can make rooms feel smaller and cluttered. Rooms with extra furniture and decorations can lessen the impact of the home on potential buyers. Making the home appear spacious and light is the aim. Store or sell unwanted decorations and furniture when you are trying to sell your property.
6. Let in Natural Light
7. New Linen and Towels
8. Play Soft Music During a Viewing
9. Price Your Home Correctly from the Start
If a property has been on the market for a long time, it can generate a stigma which can put off potential buyers. The questions such as ‘What’s wrong with it?’ will appear and the listing’s asking price will eventually be reduced. Many sellers have the attitude that they can always drop their price, but this is an ill advised attitude to adopt. Research suggests that most activity will occur during the first two to three weeks of a property listing going live, with activity slowing down after a few weeks. The longer a property is listed for, the more buyers will feel that something is wrong with it. If you price your home correctly from the start, it is more likely to sell quicker.
10. Consider Hiring a Staging Company
Many real estate firms offer a staging service, or they have staff who can help with staging the home ready for photographs and viewings. Using a staging company can really maximize your home’s appeal to potential buyers.