Wednesday, July 22, 2015 / by Caleb Pearson
Thinking about putting your home up for sale? Don’t forget to do all the prepping before you take the leap. You want your home to be in its best shape before showing it off the prospective buyers. In order to make your life a little easier, here are some tips for prepping your house for the big sale.
When prospective buyers come to your house, they want to see not only the floors and walls. They want to know what you have done with the house. Each room should have a purpose and that purpose should be clear to anyone that walks in it. This shows off how the rooms functions and gives buyers ideas and inspiration on how they will use the room. You want to make it as relatable as possible.
It is important that your home is well decorated. This doesn’t mean spending a ton of money filling your house with show furniture. It’s better to keep the interior simple and clean. You want to accent the best features of the house, not fill it with things that will over power or over shadow it.
Use neutral colors
Neutral colors are comfortable and relatable. You don’t want to scare off any prospective buyers will loud and bold colors. That might not be something they can imagine themselves in. This is especially true with wall paint. Bright colors are also harder to paint over. Seeing such bold choices might signal major DIY projects in the future that the buyer may not want to undertake.
Clear out the clutter
It’s time for that overdue Spring-cleaning. Now I’m not talking about everyday cleaning, I’m talking about clearing the clutter. Get rid of things you don’t need or don’t use anymore. Try to put some things in storage that you think are unnecessary. Prospective buyers want to be able to look past your things and imagine their things in your home.
You won’t regret this cleaning. It will give you a chance to go through what you have and get rid what you don‘t want to take to your next home. Once you find yourself a new home, the moving process will be that much easier.
Know your target market
The real estate market is divided in many sections of consumers. Not everyone will be interested in your home. So you will need to determine who your targeted buyers are. This is something you should leave up to your real estate agent. Your agent knows the ins and outs of the market and will have a good idea of potential buyers. Something’s are better left up to the professionals.
Avoid letting pets out during visits
You might like your pet hanging around the house and running everywhere, but not everyone does. Some buyers may have allergies or simply don’t like animals. So if they see your dog or cat around the house, it might turn them off or distract them. It could mean a bad experience for a homebuyer and cost you the sale.
In conclusion, if you take these tips into consideration when putting your home up for sale, we can guarantee you a better experience. Make sure you clean, de-clutter and decorate before your next showing.