5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale

Preparing your home to list if for sale can be a very scary and overwhelming ball of emotions. Your to do list to feel your home is ready to list can seem endless. There is a lot more to it than just having a for sale sign put in the front yard. Spending some time and elbow grease can help you get a higher sale price for your home. Here are some easy and helpful tips to help you get your house ready to sell quickly.

Declutter your living spaces

Buyers need to be able to visualize themselves living in your home and this means decluttering and depersonalizing your living spaces is key. Family photos, bold artwork and personal items should be packed away, the goal is to have a blank canvas for your future buyer. Oversized furniture or a room that has too much furniture can make rooms seem cluttered and smaller so remove any unnecessary furniture.

Repaint walls a neutral color

You may love the bright paint colors on your walls or the colorful mural in the kid’s bedroom, but chances are a buyer will not and this could be a deterrent on them buying your home. Neutral wall colors will appeal to the biggest pool of buyers and light wall colors tend to make rooms look bigger with more natural light.

Touch up scuff marks

If you do not have to completely paint your rooms walls it is important to touch up any scuff marks or holes. Do not forge the baseboards. It is important to make your house look well cared for and loved.

Fix any loose or broken handles

This may seem like something small, but it is something you should not overlook. Broken or loose handles, lightbulbs or fixtures can make a potential buyer wonder what else needs repair and quickly turn them off.

Deep clean

You want your home to be spotless, so it is time to bring out the cleaning gloves and invest some time in making sure your home sparkles. Pay extra attention to your windows, counter tops, and most especially the bathrooms. Shower tiles and doors need to be clean of mold or mildew.

Rich Klinzmann