Quick and Easy Ways to Prep your Home to Sell

Today's real estate market moves quickly, and it is quite common for a home to only be listed for a few days before its is under contract. Despite the fast-paced rate the industry is moving, selling your home is not necessarily any easier. There are still a number of things that you, as a homeowner, should be prepared to do to get your home ready to sell.

1. Declutter and Clean

Your home makes a first impression, and if you are selling, you likely want it to be a good one. People often want a home they are buying to feel spacious, so it is important to declutter your home before you sell. Try not to shove items into closets, cabinets, attics, or basements because buyers typically look in these areas. Buyers also typically want a home that has been well-maintained, so deep cleaning your home before it is listed is not a bad idea. Deep cleaning can bring new life back into your home's appearance and can help make it visually appealing to buyers.

2. Depersonalize your Home

When you are selling, the ultimate goal is to get the buyer to fall in love with your house. This can be hard to do with personalized items like family pictures all over the home. These personalized items make it feel like your home rather than their home. You want to make sure buyers can envision themselves living in the home.

3. Consider the Curb Appeal

Your home's outward appearance can make just as much of an impact on buyers. The outside of your home is what gives the first impression. To help spruce up the outside of your home, consider painting the front door, pressure washing the driveway or exterior, planting colorful flowers, and buying a new welcome mat. You could also try cleaning the outside of the mailbox, updating or dusting off any exterior light fixtures, or cleaning the windows.

Getting your home ready to sell can feel like a daunting process, but a real estate agent can help you through the process while providing tips and insight. HomeLink Realty is comprised of experienced REALTORS® that can assist you with selling your home. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you.

Posted by Charlton Jones on


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