PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR THE MARKET4/23/2020
PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR THE MARKET
This blog is the second in my series on what to do to prepare your home for sale to attract better offers.
No. 2 - Declutter and Clean - suggestions Courtesy of 405 House of Style@ashley.lacks
- Start by decluttering. Get rid of everything that doesn’t serve you in your daily life. It’s a great time to get a jumpstart on packing! Less is definitely more when it comes to getting your house ready to show! Do a clean sweep of counters, windowsills, tables, and all other visible areas, and then tackle behind closed doors: closets, drawers, and cupboards—since virtually nothing is off-limits for curious buyers. If the house is overflowing with stuff, buyers might worry that the house won’t have ample space for their own belongings. They won't sign up to pay a mortgage if they think they'll also have to rent a storage space. Take your excess stuff and donate it, or pack it up to be stored off-site. Not only will clearing clutter help your house look more appealing to buyers, it will also help you once you've accepted an offer and it's time to move into a new home. Moving out will be easier if some of your stuff is already packed.
- Clean slate: Literally! Before you can worry about where to place furniture and which wall hanging should go where, each room in your home must be spotless. Do a thorough cleaning right down to the nitpicky details like wiping down light switch covers, cabinet faces and baseboards. Deep clean and deodorize carpets, tiles, hardwoods and window coverings. Don’t forget to clean your windows, gutters, skylights and doors.