Sellers: How To Prepare Your Home For Sale

With Spring approaching, many homeowners find it to be the right time to sell. However, getting your home ready to put on the market is not instantaneous. Ensuring that your home shows well and looks its best can make a huge difference in price and offers with potential buyers.

Below are a few easy and cost effective tips that will allow you to maximize the potential of your home: 

1. Decluttering 

Its important for a buyer to walk into your home and imagine themselves living there. In order for this to happen, you have to remove any unnecessary items to make it look ‘staged’ yet livable and homey. We recommend removing any family photos, books, cleaning off desks, nightstands, organizing closets and getting rid of any unnecessary furniture, amongst other items. This maximizes the space but also gives people a clear vision of the space. 

2. Painting 

A fresh coat of paint can go great lengths. Make sure each room is a neutral color to attract a wide range of audience, as well as, use light colors in smaller spaces to have the space show bigger. For rooms with crown molding and trim, you can paint both the walls, and the trim the same color, but use a Semi-Gloss for the trim for an added effect. 

3. Floors

Getting the carpets cleaned and hard wood floors buffed is a necessity, especially if you have pets or children. For a small amount of money, this can create such a big difference for a room and make sure the property shows well and clean. 

4. Kitchen & Bathroom Updates

Its important to replace old faucets and hardware not only for aesthetic reasons, but also to make sure you are within the newly enforced water conservation code as of January 1, 2017. Although it is not a condition of sale, it is now apart of the disclosures. New faucets and shower heads can give a bathroom a fresh new look. If the bathtub is showing wear and tear, it is easy to re-glaze the tub. Reglazing can also be applied to the shower tiles in order to update the color from, say a dated pink, to a fresh white. 

If the kitchen cabinets are older, you can look into painting them, or even replacing just the fronts. Remember, if you have a smaller kitchen, it is always better to go with light cabinetry to make the area look bigger. In addition to this, replacing the hardware on cabinets can also give the space an updated feel, without the hassle of a full remodel. 

For any of these updates, we can connect you with local handyman and contractors to make your home look your best whether or not you are thinking about selling. Please head over to our contact page to inquire for further details.