Before you put your home on the market you must carry out some tasks to make it sellable. You don’t want to list your home if it is in a state of disrepair as you won’t get a great price for it. If you need to carry out some renovations to sell for a great price then we recommend doing this. Some renovations could even add thousands to the asking price.
Get Rid Of Junk
The first thing you should be doing is making it ready for potential buyers coming to look around. You can do this by getting rid of all the ‘junk’ that is lying around without a home. Most homes have clutter, it is completely normal. If you just chuck it in a drawer and hide it from the world you will still need to sort it out when the time comes to pack everything up. If you do it now, then it saves you a future chore.
When potential buyers come around they like to envision what their own belongings would look like in the space provided. They will not be able to do this if your stuff is seen cluttering up the place and it could put the buyers off from making an offer.
Once you have decluttered it is important that you take a wander around your home and check for any repairs that need doing. As mentioned above, buyers don’t want to move into a home that requires repairs and renovations. One area you should be checking regularly is the roof. It is easy for tiles to come loose and cause a leak. Check the ceilings, walls, and floors for damp patches.
You may also have integrated white goods within your home, this includes the fridge, dishwasher, and washing machine. If you are leaving them in the home when you move out then you need to make sure they are in full working order. Your washing machine might have been on the blink lately and not draining properly. If this is the case then you need to get that fixed before selling. Take a look at this article to find out how to fix a washing machine that won’t drain.
Deep Clean It
Once the two tasks listed above have been completed it is time to get everyone onboard to thoroughly clean your property. This may seem like a mammoth task but it won’t take long if you have the necessary help and extra pairs of hands. The reason for a deep clean and not a standard clean is because dust, dirt, and debris can build up over the years leaving allergens floating around. You never know who is moving into your home, you don’t want to be the cause for their sneezing attacks because you didn’t take the time to clean.
We hope you found this article helpful and it gives you lots of tips and tricks on how to get your home ready to sell. Once all the tasks have been completed you are ready to list your home on the market. Fingers crossed you sell it for a great price and the new owners enjoy living in your home.