You want to sell your house, but you don’t know where to start? You’re not ready to call the real estate agent yet, but it’s still overwhelming?
Don’t fret yet. Selling your home can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. We will walk you through some basics you can do before you start to sell your home.
It’s a simple thing, and yet it isn’t easy. You don’t want to take that big mess with you when you move. Packing and decluttering at the same time will save you time and energy.
Start with one room and go from there. It doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Think about the last time you used that item and if you still need it now.
Raise Your Home Appraisal Value
When walking through a new home, you don’t want to see all of its flaws; you want to see all the beautiful parts and the potential of a house.
Paint the doorframes, touch up the trim, replace the broken light switch covers, and replace the broken screens. Doing this will help raise your home appraisal value.
Dust everything. Clean all of those nasty handles and the dirty light switch covers. Wash the walls, especially the spots your children like to run their hands on as they go by.
Mow your lawn, plant some flowers, get rid of those nasty weeds, and get your windows professionally cleaned. All of these things will help raise your curb appeal.
By doing all of these things, you are setting yourself up for success. You are putting your house out there with its best foot forward, ready to face the housing market.
Selling Your Home
If you’re unsure about selling your home, take a minute and think about why you are considering it. Maybe you’d like to be closer to work, you are interested in a different neighborhood, or perhaps it’s just time for a change.
After you decide to sell, you need the most important thing: a real estate agent. Do the research and hire a good agent that fits your needs. They are there to help make things easier for you.
When you get to actually selling your home, make sure you have cleaned every nook and cranny. Make sure you have packed the personal items; it makes it difficult for potential buyers to envision living there if all they can see is your family.
When it comes to staging your furniture, you can leave it in place or you can rearrange it. It’s totally up to you.
Before your first open house, grab some fresh plants and flowers. Rearrange your dining room table, place the bouquet of flowers on it.
Ask a friend to come over and do a “smell test” to ensure there aren’t any odd smells that you have gone nose blind to.
When It’s Time to Sell Your House
When it comes to selling your home, know that the Duffy team is here to help you. Whenever you’re ready to buy or sell, click on our contact page and see if we’re a good fit for you.