6 Things to Do Before You Put Your Home on the Market

6 Things to Do Before You Put Your Home on the Market

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If you’re soon to be putting your home on the market, then you need to make sure you’ve ticked everything off your to-do list first. This way, you’ll make sure you get the maximum amount of money for your property, and that it sells much faster. If you neglect to do these things you will likely encounter low offers and a lack of interest right from the start. Take a look at the essential things to do below: 

Deep Clean

Deep cleaning your home will give you a good idea of what state your home is truly in, as well as anything that a professional may need to come in and fix. It may be time to call in the professionals if you haven’t cleaned your home thoroughly in a while. You could hire a cleaner to scrub everywhere or a professional that will take care of carpet cleaning. Don’t forget to de-clutter – get rid of things that you won’t be taking to your new home by giving them to charity or selling them on. 

Paint The Walls

A fresh coat of paint can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your home. Remember, you have more chance of selling your home with a neutral design than you do if you use a lot of colors and patterns. It might be a good idea to choose a nice shade of white and paint over any bright colors. 

Stage Your Home

Learn how to stage your home by looking at Pinterest and helpful blogs on the subject. You want your home to look similar to a show home before you have any viewings. It won’t be ‘liveable’ necessarily, but it gives buyers a better idea of the sort of space they are getting and allows them to use their imaginations. 

Hire A Professional Photographer

Taking shoddy pictures will never help you to sell your home, no matter how great it is. Hiring a professional photographer will mean showing off your home in its best light and getting way more interest. You’ll line up a ton of viewings when you have great pictures. 

Hire A Handyman

Hire a professional handyman to take care of any issues, as it’s all too easy for buyers to try to haggle with you and knock a lot of money off the price, even for the smallest issues. Something like foundation repair requires special attention, so make sure you do your research and find the right person for the job. 

Rent a Storage Unit

We already discussed de-cluttering, but what are you supposed to do with the rest of your stuff? Depersonalization of the home is the best way to get people to use their imaginations and consider buying. Having a self-storage unit nearby will give you somewhere to temporarily place all of your extra stuff when staging your home. 

Make sure you take the above steps before putting your home on the market and you’ll get the most interest! 

Author

Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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