7 Things To Do Before Selling Your Home

A realtor handing keys to a new homeowner.

Whether this is your first time around or not, selling your home is a big deal. Selling your home requires more than just sticking a “For Sale” sign in the front yard. When you sell your home, you’re almost always going to have some touch-ups to make to get your home buyer-ready. Check out these seven things to do before selling your home.

Have a garage sale

Packing and unpacking are the worst parts about moving. Having a garage sale will not only cut down on the number of things you need to pack up, but also make unpacking in your new home way easier. To figure out what you should part ways with, ask yourself these three questions:

  • Is this something I use regularly?

  • Do I have multiples of this thing?

  • Am I holding on to this out of obligation?

Clean your carpets

If you have pets, this is a no-brainer. But even if you don’t have any furry friends, you should still take the time to clean them yourselves or hire a professional. Potential homebuyers are going to want to know the conditions of the floor, and if they can see (or smell) any imperfections, they’ll most likely be turned away from buying your home.

Repaint your front door

The first thing you see when you’re about to enter a home is the front door. Give your front door a fresh coat of paint. This will make homebuyers feel more welcome, and you definitely want to make a good first impression.

Cover any imperfections

We don’t realize it, but our walls tend to take quite the beating. If you see any scuffs, chips, stains, or holes, cover them up before having homebuyers walk through your house. This also goes for molding. You don’t necessarily go the whole nine-yards and repaint everything if it’s in good condition, just give them a nice quick touch-up.

Make sure all mechanics are working

Before you put your house up for sale, make sure that items like furnaces or boilers are working and in good condition. People are less likely to buy your home if your mechanics are outdated and have little-to-no life left in them.

Neutralize your colors

Even if you love the bright yellow color that you painted your kitchen two years ago, a potential homebuyer could loathe the color yellow. Repaint any vibrant colored walls to something more neutral like beige, whites, or grays.

Replace the basics

Toilet seats, outlets, shower curtains, and grout in the showers age quickly. You want your home to look fresh and clean. Look at basic, inexpensive things that you could replace to give your home that extra leg.

The biggest thing to remember when selling your home is to keep it clean and organized. The best way to stay organized? Store it all in a self-storage unit at Space Shop Self Storage! Click here to find your nearest location.

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