How to Prepare Your Home to Sell
You put a lot of time, work and memories into your home, and preparing it for a new person to take possession can be tough. You want your home to sell fast and at a great price, but you’ll need to engage in careful planning and work to make sure that those prospective buyers turn into bidders at war for your house.
Here are some tips for how to stage and prepare yourself and your house so that selling your home is a fast and efficient process.
Preparing yourself emotionally should not be understated. You need to divorce yourself from your attachment to the house in order to do what’s needed to get it on sale. Go through each room and say goodbye. Remind yourself that this is not your home anymore—it is a commodity for sale. Prepare yourself to get emotionally distanced so you can focus on preparing the house as a clean slate.
Remove Personal Touches
You’ve put a lot of work into making your house yours, to showing off your personal sense of taste and style. That all goes out the window now. You need to do the exact opposite--remove your personal touches and get the house set up as a completely blank canvas upon which the new owners can paint their ideal picture.
Get rid of photos, of unique decorative touches, of unusual color schemes. Remove the clutter and kitsch. Clean off the shelves and clear out the walls. Paint everything a neutral color—white or off-white.
Clear Out the Closets
It might seem an easy prospect to put all of your stuff that you need to get out of sight into the closet. Don’t do this. Clear out your closets and cabinets as much as possible. You want them to look large and spacious, and the more they contain, the smaller they appear.
Get a Storage Unit
All that stuff you’re removing from your walls, shelves and cabinets has to go somewhere. Rent a storage unit on a temporary basis where you can store all of that stuff. This has multiple uses—when the time comes to move into your new house, a lot of your things are already packed and ready to go!
Repairs and Upgrades
Do you have cracked tiles? Swelling retaining walls? Chipped paint? Drippy faucets? Creaky doors? Fix it. Fix all of it. The more repairs and upgrades you can do to your home, the more attractive it will be to buyers, and the faster and higher it’ll sell. Just be careful to balance what you spend on repairs against what you can get out of the home—you don’t want to end up in debt from selling your home!
If you’re ready to move on selling your Nevada home, we are here to help. Read a bit about our home seller services and give us a call for more information today.