Recommendations To Prepare Your Home For Sale

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Selling your home is a big deal in more ways than one. You will be preparing to list and sell your biggest purchase and then plan to move your residence, so it is helpful to simplify the process and use strategies that will help you successfully sell your home. Here are some recommendations to help you prepare your home for the real estate market this spring.

Clean and Declutter

One of the first things you can start handling immediately to get your home market-ready is to prepare the inside for home showings and listing photos. The inside of your home is lived in, which is normal, but you don't want it to look lived in when you put it on the market. Go through your home's rooms and clean up extra clutter and items that can be stored away. If you need to store extra items so that they are out of the way, rent a storage unit or borrow a neighbor's garage to place items in until the sale is complete. If you are not sure which areas to update and improve, get some professional recommendations from your real estate agent.

Organize the closets inside your home in addition to any drawers, shelves, pantries, and other areas where you store possessions to neaten the appearance of your home. The more tidy items are and the less crammed they are into spaces, the more roomy your home will appear. Remove sports equipment, boxed-up holiday decorations, out-of-season clothing, and personal photos from inside your home to prepare your home for successful showings.

Be sure to also clean surfaces in your home, such as the walls, floors, and carpeting. Hire a professional carpet cleaning service to remove stains, odors, and ground-in dirt. Then, update the walls with a neutral paint color to attract as many buyers as possible. This will give your home a clean appearance and will also cover up any bright or personalized color schemes you have in your home.

Hire a Real Estate Professional

After you get started on preparing your home for sale, look for a home selling agent to help sell your home. If you don't already have a listing agent, you can ask friends and family for recommendations, or you can interview several to find the right one.

A real estate agent will help you price your home appropriately and arrange for professional photos to be taken of your home. To help give your home more virtual traffic, it is also a good idea to arrange for a virtual tour or video tour of your home, which your agent can set up for you as part of their listing service.