So you’ve made your decision to sell the house and are looking for potential buyers. Now is the time to get your house ready for sale. The first step is to “dress up” your house. Here are a few tips to help you prepare your house for sale-
When you have to declutter, you must keep in mind the maxim: “The less is more.” Try to remove as much visual clutter as possible in the hallways. Hanging hooks, photographs, and other artwork have to be taken down to create the appearance of a broad hallway. It would help if you made your storage rooms appear more spacious and organized. Secure the cables and cords you don’t use in a box. Collect all your children’s toys into tight boxes and keep them in your storage room.
Your home means everything to you. You have lived here for several years. It’s tough to let go of our home. But now, you need to remove everything personally from your home. It would be best if you erase every trace of your identity. This includes eliminating family names from wallpapers and mailboxes. You have to take away all things that give you a sense of belonging from it. Take away all photos, memorabilia, or articles that remind you of your cherished moments.
The goal of neutralization is to modify several aspects to give your house a unique look and a meaning independent of you. In addition, the goal is to universalize the appeal of your house to attract the maximum number of potential buyers.
One way to neutralize is by using neutral colors. Don’t choose colors that are bright or dark. Instead, pick colors that are warm, pleasant, and welcoming. Choose shades of grey, beige or white for your walls. For carpet and accessories, use complementary colors (blue and orange, red and green, etc.)
You need to present your house as one harmonious whole. Every object and article should complement each other. Therefore, decorate your house with similar things. For instance, if your sofa is a rectangle, you need to decorate it with rectangular art. This complements and builds upon the beauty natural to every object.
“Everything in its place.” Each room should fulfill its function. Rearrange furniture so that every room can speak of its purpose. Every object has its designated place.
Take Care Of Your Exterior
The first thing that people see is your exterior. So it’s essential to keep it tidy and neat. See that your plants are pruned, your lawn mowed. If you see a lack of color in your yard, you need to paint it. Dirty windows have to be cleaned. Your yard should be clutter-free. The door handles should be in good condition, and there should be no dents or dings. Your garage door should work well.
Your house should be flawless and immaculate. Fix everything that’s broken. Look for broken windows or doors and stains in ceiling fans and floors. Replace leaky faucets. You need to make sure all lights (both exterior and interior ones) are working properly.
Do The Paperwork
Be ready with your paperwork. You have to be prepared to answer the questions your prospective buyers have about your house. Facts and figures are essential. Go through your papers and be well-acquainted with the details. Your checklist should include Mortgage Statement, Homeowners Insurance records, Homeowners Association documents, manuals and warranties, past utility bills, Home Repair and Maintenance records.
You have planned it for a long time. This is not an easy decision to make. We have given you a few tips to make your house ready before you can pass it on to others. You need to let the natural beauty of your house shine through. That’s what you need to keep in mind when you prepare for the sale.