Getting Ready To Sell Your Home
Sell your home will require you to take some simple measures that will ensure the highest possible sales price. Preparing Your Home, a guide that will help you decide what will need to be done to get it ready for sale. The condition of your home’s exterior will be most important because many buyers drive by and to have your home looking its best will appeal to them so they will take that next step of going inside. When preparing the interior of your home it will be to your advantage to follow these.
The condition of your home’s exterior is the most important when it comes to buyer appeal.
· Keep the lawn edged, cut and watered regularly.
· Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees regularly.
· House number should be easy to read
· Inspect doors and windows for peeling paint.
· Clean and align gutters.
· Inspect and clean the chimney.
· Repair and replace loose or damaged roof shingles.
· Repair and repaint loose siding and caulking.
· Stucco water stains can be repaired using a mild bleaching agent
· During spring and summer months consider adding a few showy annuals, perhaps in pots, near your front entrance.
· Cracked or broken window panes replaced
· Garage/car port clean and tidy
· Fences should be mended and painted
· Apply a fresh coat of paint to the front door.
· Wash all windows inside and out
· Doorbell and door hardware in good repair
Warm and welcoming!
· Giving every room in the house a thorough cleaning, as well as removing all clutter. This alone will make your house appear bigger and brighter. Some homeowners with crowded rooms have rented storage garages and moved half their furniture out, creating a sleeker, and more spacious look.
· All torn screens should be repaired or replaced.
· Hiring a professional cleaning service, once every few weeks while the house is on the market. This may be a good investment for owners who are busy elsewhere.
· Removing the less frequently used, even daily used items from kitchen counters, closets, and attics, making these areas much more inviting. Since you’re anticipating a move anyhow, holding a garage sale at this point is a great idea.
· If necessary, repainting dingy soiled or strongly colored walls with a neutral shade of paint, such as off-white or beige. The same neutral scheme can be applied to carpets and linoleum.
· Checking for cracks, leaks and signs of dampness in the attic and basement.
· Repairing cracks, holes or damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.
· Replacing broken or cracked windowpanes, moldings, and other woodwork. Inspecting and repairing the plumbing, heating, cooling, and alarm systems.
· Repairing dripping faucets and showerheads. Buying showy new towels for the bathroom, to be brought out only when prospective buyers are on the way.
· Sprucing up a kitchen in need of more major remodeling by investing in new cabinet knobs, new curtains, or a coat of neutral paint.