What to Do Before Putting a Home on the Market

Deciding to sell your home is a serious task to undertake. There are many hurdles to overcome before deciding to put your home on the market. For instance, is it prepared for showings by having personal pictures and belongings stored away? Is the home up to code as far as having an inspection completed. If you aren’t sure of whether or not you’re ready to sell your home, putting together a checklist of what needs to be completed is a good course of action to take. Listed below are some of the items you want to have completed before you decide to start the process of selling your home.

 

  1. Refurbish Your Walls: One of the overlooked aspects of preparing a home for a sale is a fresh coat of paint on walls that haven’t had a fresh paint job in a while. Over the years, the paint inside your home may accumulate a sturdy collection of stains, fingerprints and blemishes that can be difficult to notice because to a resident who has lived in the home for years. On the other hand, a brand new suitor looking for a new home will instantly notice the blemishes or scrapes that may be present. An exterior paint-job is just as crucial as the interior. The first impression new suitors will have of your home will be the coat of paint applied to the outside of the home. A great way to reel in suitors is to ensure your home is appealing both inside and out.
  2. A Deep Cavity Cleaning: Preparing to sell your home should also mean that you’re preparing to give your home a deep-cavity cleaning. Everything from your carpet, to the kitchen tiles should be spotless! It’s advisable to account for the cost of a professional cleaning service into your moving fees, this way you have time to cater to other necessities involved with selling your home. Not only will you have more time for more time-consuming tasks involved with selling your home, but you will also be able to take solace in the fact that your home will be cleaner than ever before!
  3. Hire an Inspector and Make Necessary Repairs: The final and most crucial step to take before putting your home on the market is to get your home inspected by licensed professionals. Having your home inspected by a licensed professional will provide you with the insight necessary to make appropriate repairs you may not have known were necessary. The consequence of not having your home inspected could weigh heavily into the negotiations of your home price. By having your home inspected and having necessary repairs made, you will retain the leverage in negotiations which is a crucial aspect of selling your home.

 

If you have further questions about selling your home or need further clarity about the options you have available, reach out to New Generation Home Buyers at your earliest convenience. There is no cost to make the initial contact to see what all of your available options for selling your home. Selling your home is a vital decision, make sure you’re aware of all of your options before saying “yes” to a deal.

 

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