How to Get Your House Ready to Sell
We’ll help you get your house ready to sell. When it comes to selling your home, it might be helpful to view all that needs to get done as three large tasks.
The Dirty Work
Under this umbrella, we’re talking about how to get your house ready to sell with regards to the elbow grease that goes into the process.
- Detach emotionally from the home. It might seem like a weird thing to say, but if you’ve lived in a house for a significant period of time (or even simply a really trying year), it may be hard to let go and view the house as an object that needs to be sold. This detachment will go a long way in your enthusiasm and commitment to selling.
- Remove any fixtures or other details that you don’t plan on selling with the home, so that a potential buyer doesn’t covet the couch (or anything else), which may sour the deal.
- Do some upgrading, but don’t over-do it. Take a look at your house with an objective view and ask yourself: What needs a fresh look? Does the living room need a new paint job because there are fingerprints all over? Another angle to consider: What needs a quick fix? This is the time to fix that leaky faucet and replace that dead lightbulb in the bathroom.
- Turn an incredibly critical eye towards the kitchen. An outdated kitchen could lose you the sell or a great deal of money. Some quick fixes can go a long way. According to this article by HGTV, “You’re not actually selling your house; you’re selling your kitchen—that’s how important it is.”
Staging just might be the most influential aspect of selling your home.
- Do some landscaping. Curb appeal is a thing and does influence a potential buyer’s willingness to consider your home. A sketchy outside will make people question how sound the rest of the home is.
- Remove yourself from view. When it comes to selling a house, prospective buyers want to be able to see themselves living in the home. This is also decluttering and organizing time; think of your house as a model unit that people tour…
- Because you need to be ready to show at all times. Sure, you can establish times and days with your realtor, but you want to be always on the ready for a prospective buyer because they just might be the new homeowners!
Lastly, the more nitty-gritty details of getting your house ready to sell.
- Research the local market, and compare your home to others that are selling in your area; this will help you price appropriately.
- Find a great realtor to work with. By simply partnering with the right real estate agent, you get to relax a bit on the more stressful parts of selling a home. They’ll find someone to take gorgeous photos of your house for listings. They’ll help guide you with the pricing, and they’ll also be there in the very end, once the ink has dried on all paperwork, to congratulate you on selling your home.
Ready to Sell?
We’d love to talk with you because no one knows Savannah and it’s buyers market than us. We’re looking forward to helping you sell your home.