Make Your Home Ready For Sale


If you are also worried about getting your home ready for sale, you aren’t alone. With the right tips, you can successfully turn your house into one that attracts potential buyers. All sellers want to make a big profit by selling their homes quickly. However, that requires effort along with good luck. You need to carefully plan and discuss with your agent how you can professionally prepare the house that will convince buyers to pay you a large amount of money. 

Here are some tips that will instantly make your house shine

1. Buy light bulbs and keep all of them on:

Go ahead and buy as many light bulbs as you can. When a potential buyer visits your house, turn on all the lights and lamps. No one would find a dull property attractive. The house should seem bright and lit up. 

2. Get your house deep cleaned by professionals:

First impressions are often the last ones. Don’t let the dirty floors, dusty surfaces, or foul smell hurt the potential buyer and make them change their mind. Before you list your house and start the selling process, give your place a deep clean. You should contact a professional cleaning service provider so that they can make sure your home is in pristine condition. They will clean the toilets, wipe all the surfaces clean, mop the floors, clean all the rugs and scrub the bathrooms. 

3. Declutter the house:

To make your house appealing to buyers, you must declutter and organize your space. That will go a long way in making your house attractive. When your house would be free of clutter, buyers will only focus on the home instead of the junk and the overflowing cabinets/closets. Keep all your belongings in place and make sure there is minimal furniture in the house. Less is always more. 

4. Contact a handyman:

Having a handyman on speed dial is an essential thing in selling any house. It’s your responsibility to make sure that all damaged items get fixed. That includes leaky faucets, locker running toilets, hardware, broken appliances, chipped tiles, stained carpets, cracked windows, cracks in the walls, scuffed paintwork, and squeaky floors.

Once you have fixed all the damaged things in your house, start the selling process. If you don’t do this, potential buyers will assume that your home is not well-maintained. The biggest turn-off for most buyers is wear and tear. They will get an alert that this house requires work. They will not buy the house, or they’ll ask you to reduce the amount of money you are asking for the property. 

You can take advice from your agent about which areas in the house you need to overhaul before inviting potential buyers. You need to make sure that you are not overcapitalizing, but the house is still looking appealing. 

5. Paint the walls:

Before you list your house, it’s time to coat the walls with fresh paint. If you already have bright colored pigments on your walls like orange and green, coat with neutral colors. Try to stick to light Gray’s, whites, and light beige wall colors. These shades will help to make your house look brighter, bigger, and welcoming. If you repaint your home, the fresh coat will cover all the imperfections of the walls. Potential buyers will be more interested in buying a house that has clean walls. 

6. Style your house:

To give an instant facelift to your property, style it. That can provide a fresh look to your house and make it more appealing to potential buyers. You can either hire a stylist or order some new accessories and furniture and do it yourself. 

7. Take professional photos:

When you list your house on social media, opt for professional photography. The first impression of your property will be on the internet, so you must take out time to get some high-quality and aesthetic photos of your house. 

8. Organize your closet space:

All buyers need storage space for their belongings. Remove half of your things from the closets and transfer them to a storage unit. After that, organize the remaining items neatly. That way, highlight the storage space in your house. 


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BDC 311 : Dec 2023