Preparing Your House for Sale

Are you having any success in selling your property? While the state of the market will be a huge contributing factor on how easily you will clinch a sale, sometimes your sale may drag off due to poor preparations on your part. No matter the state of the market, good preparation will always be a key factor in reaching out to your target market and finding the potential buyer quickly.

You can spruce up your property or do a little fixer-upper that will make your home more appealing to the right buyers. Good preparatory work will also give you a great edge over other sellers in the same property market. Here are some tips on the preparations you will need to for a massively successful open house.

 

Get Expert Hands

A little bit of professional help will go a long way in making the process as smooth as possible. There are home styling businesses that do a marvellous job in making your house a little more appealing.

A professional can also advise you on the best home renovations or remodelling projects to undertake that will give you the best bang for the buck. There are various kinds of professionals that you can work with in preparation for an open house. These range from the home inspections to the home renovations specialists that can advise you on the most cost effective and high-impact renovations that will make the most difference.

 

Have a checklist

Have a well defined list of the home renovations or updates that you wish to make in the property before you roll it over into the marketplace. Are you planning to do some property inspections? Do you plan to repaint or do some re-tiling? Once you have a comprehensive list of the renovations that you wish to undertake, prioritise the most important ones. Check off the high priority items and get started with your preparations for the house sale. There are so many steps involved in a home sale that you might find yourself overlooking some crucial aspects if you don’t document your plans and priorities.

 

Declutter

Part of the imperative for decluttering is simply getting the house organised and in order ready for the open house or viewing. However, decluttering and reorganising your spaces also creates more spaces making your rooms appear bigger. In the minds of buyers, this can be an important factor. An empty house allows an aspiring buyer to visualise themselves utilising the property and filling it up with their possessions.

 

Organise your storage spaces

The amount of storage space available in the property is also an important consideration for many buyers. Clear items off your storage spaces such as closets and storage sheds. It creates the impression of more space. Homeowners can also optimise their storage spaces by using wall-mounted storage, matching storage or shelving to appeal to potential buyers.

 

Add some touch-up paint

A fresh coat of paint will always make a huge difference in the aesthetic appeal of your home. You can choose to do some quick touch-ups on some rooms or full paint jobs on some of the most important spaces in the house such as the living rooms or bedrooms. However, when repainting for the market, avoid imposing your “wild” personal preferences and go for more neutral colour choices.

 

Upgrades and repairs

Not everything in the house may be in good shape. Inspect the property and do repairs and renovations on the broken items and surfaces that may need fixing. Depending on the state of the property, this may be a small or huge project. For small fixes, work on the shower heads, door knobs, lighting fixtures, bathroom fixtures and faucets and various other repairs and renovations.

 

Landscaping

First impressions matter. Improve the curb appeal of your property by doing some landscaping work around. Good landscaping can bring in some practical elements and enhance your outdoor spaces and these could leave a deep impression in the minds of potential buyers.

 

Bad odour

Bad odour in the property can be an instant deal-breaker. Clean your house well and try to eliminate the source of the bad odour to improve its appeal to your potential buyers. If you are planning an open house, choose some great scents for your spaces.

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