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Thinking about selling your home?

Selling your home is stressful. It’s one of life’s biggest events. We want to make this process as easy as possible for you.

This guide can help increase the chances of a higher sale price and ease some of the work once your home is sold. With this 7-step guide, we’re highly confident that you’ll be able to prepare your home in the most professional way for your potential customers.

This will also guarantee your buyers have no other choice but to make an offer. !


Ready for your big home sale?


1.    Detach Yourself Emotionally From Your House

First thing’s first- preparing your house for selling requires you to detach from it emotionally.

It’s about time to let go.

You’ve  lived in this home for some time  and it might be difficult to look at every corner of your home without looking back on  some amazing memories that happened throughout the years.

Detaching yourself emotionally from your home will help put you in a better mindset and ensure every move you make is for your home’s future occupants!


2.    Depersonalize And Organize Your Home’s Spaces

It’s safe to say every home speaks of the occupant’s character. From the color of your walls to your furniture, and even to your decorations. .

By neutralizing your furnishings and decor you can appeal to a broader audience.

May it be family portraits, paintings, or family heirlooms, all of these things should be removed.

This will also prevent your future buyers from getting distracted in the possible sale.

Doing this will help your potential buyers visualize the structure as their own home, where they’re free to customize the spaces as they please.

One more thing you should consider in preparing your home for a sale is keeping your storage spaces such as cabinets and closets neat and clean.

This will create a long-lasting impression of how neat you keep your home, encouraging the potential buyers to feel that the house is a perfect fit for them.


3.    Secure A Storage Unit

Speaking of decluttering your home, which may involve taking out several items such as furniture or family heirlooms, a storage unit is an ideal way to move those items out of the way without discarding your valuables.

This can give you peace of mind knowing your things are safe and ready for your new space.

Is  Grandma’s favorite chandelier hanging around the living room?

Put it in storage.

When preparing your home for a new buyer, you should consider taking out items you don’t intend the potential owner to keep. Also, make sure to discuss items like washers and dryers with your Real Estate Agent.

Saying things like “Sorry, but you can’t keep that” might hurt the buying process.


4.    Invest On Some Minor Repairs And A Professional Cleaning Crew

Investing in some minor repairs for your home will help beautify the space of the house even more.

Thus, adding points for a chance of making a sale!

Also, this ensures that selling your home won’t have many complaints due to any breaks within the structure (cracked walls, hole on the roof, etc.)

Some of the minor repairs you need to work on may be your:

  • Cracked floors and countertops
  • Holes on the wall
  • Leaky faucets
  • Jammed kitchen drawers
  • Air conditioner
  • Furnace
  • Water heaters
  • Electrical connections and wirings
  • Roof leaks

Aside from investing on minor repairs, preparing your home for a potential buyer might involve getting a professional cleaning crew to help make the space look neat and brand new.

This cleaning process may include:

  • Washing windows
  • Pressure washing sidewalks, driveways, and siding
  • Polishing faucets and mirrors
  • Removing dust on the furniture
  • Paint
  • Odor removal
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Cobwebs in the basement
  • Broken/Missing light bulbs

The whole point is to make your home squeaky clean!

Check every room: :

  • Living Room
  • Hallways
  • Kitchen
  • Bathrooms
  • Bedrooms
  • Windows
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Crawlspace
  • Attic


5.    Beautifying Reception Areas

One great strategy in preparing your house for home buying is revamping your home’s exterior spaces and other reception areas.

Do this by simply repainting your gate or front door or even adding some flowers to your garden.

Try to entice your potential buyers. Make them see how beautiful your exteriors are; that would encourage them to come in and see the interiors that are as equally good!

Some of the efforts you can make to beautify your home would be ensuring good lighting to make the space look bright and probably changing wall paintings into neutral colors to give the area a homey vibe to it.


6.    Do A Complete Home Inspection And Home Walk-Through

Once you’ve completed following through all the steps of preparing your home for a sale, make sure you do a complete and comprehensive home inspection.

Check every space if it has been decluttered well. Inspect every corner to ensure it’s spotlessly clean and free of dirt and dust.

Aside from that, make sure that the area is free of your personal belongings. Try your best to ensure the home looks clean, neat, and ready for a new resident!

We also HIGHLY recommend a Professional Home Inspection. This may also be required for insurance closing procedures.

When doing your final home walk-through, pretend to look at all the spaces from a buyer’s perspective.

Are the exteriors appealing, attracting you to come in?

Does the place smell nice?

Are all storage spaces organized?

Is the house free of wall cracks or broken tiles?

Does the sink work?

Are the furniture and counters free of dust?

Try your best to be as meticulous as possible. Move around the home with the eyes of a potential buyer. In this way, you can guarantee your space is 101% ready for selling!

The Bottomline

Staging your home is the best way to ensure your house looks its best once you present it to potential buyers.

Although it may sound like a lot of work, making the sale and preparing the house to look it’s best for its future owners will make everything all worth it!