June 16, 2020By Alex Romanov
So you’ve decided, “I want to sell my home … what should I do next?” We are here to answer that question! There is a laundry list of things you should do before putting your home on the market and start showing it. Read below to see a list of repairs needed to prepare for selling your home!
One of the first things you should do is remove any old furniture or junk that may be taking up unnecessary space in your home. Just because you love that old chair you’ve had for years, doesn’t mean others will! Getting rid of clutter will open up your space and benefit any walk-throughs. This will also benefit you because it’ll reduce the amount of items you’ll have to move.
Get ready to get on your knees and scrub! One of the main reasons why deep cleaning your home is important (besides the visible cleanliness) is the odors you’ll get rid of. Now, you may be thinking, “but what if my house doesn’t smell?” Trust us, it does. Many homes tend to have odors, not necessarily bad ones, but since you live there, you would never notice them. Have a friend over who hasn’t been over in a while and they will tell you!
Let’s say that your home is in pretty good shape and no major repairs have to be made; then all you need to do is some touch ups and light painting! If you happen to have dirty walls or walls that are a very bold color, we suggest painting them a white or cream color. It’s more neutral and agreeable to future buyers, and will make your rooms seem bigger and more appealing. Not everybody loves bold blue or bright pink. Also if you have any scratches or stains on any surfaces, be sure to get rid of them! Basically get rid of any eyesore that you know buyers will be turned off by.
HVAC, Foundation and Roof! We are calling these “The Big 3” because they are the things that could make or break the “sell-ability” of your home. Make sure to hire an inspector to do a proper inspection of your home! If your house is all good with The Big 3, then you are already more than halfway there! If any of them need to be repaired, get on it quickly!
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