HOW TO PREP YOUR HOME WHEN IT’S UP FOR SALE

HOW TO PREP YOUR HOME WHEN IT’S UP FOR SALE

The decision to sell your beloved home is full of complex and conflicting emotions. On the one hand, it’s something that you should be exceptionally proud of; you’re about to embark on a thrilling adventure. You will settle into a new home and create many wonderful, unknown memories in your new space. That’s the exciting part of that choice.

But with that exhilaration also comes stress. It goes without saying that moving houses can be an intimidating and often overwhelming undertaking. It seems that there are endless tasks on hand that must be accomplished in order to

We at Berkshire Hathaway want to ensure that you enjoy the process of selling your home as much as possible. The better prepared you are for the move ahead, the less overwhelmed you will be, and the quicker your current house will sell.

Here are a few ways that you can stay organized and prepare to sell your home.

Remove Clutter

When prospective buyers are touring your home during an open house or a private appointment, they have to see themselves in the house and they must visualize their own possessions there. That’s a lot harder to accomplish if your home is excessively full and cluttered. While your house is on the market, it’s a good idea to invest in a storage unit to remove extra furniture, photos, and other personal items.

Clean, Clean Clean!

We can’t stress enough how important a clean house is when you are selling your house. Everything from ceiling to floor must be spic and span; dust the ceiling fans, dust the remaining furniture, and vacuum and scrub every floor and surface until it shines like new.

Part of this cleaning process will also require you to eliminate nasty odors. Hide any items that may be giving off an unpleasant stench, such as a litter box, and spray an air neutralizer throughout your home. Want to step it up a notch? Buy a few bouquets of flowers at the farmer’s market or bake a batch of cookies to invite pleasant scents in.

Don’t Forget the Exterior

It’s all about curb appeal when it comes to having your house off the market quickly; a good first impression can make all the difference in a speedy home sale. For this reason, pay close attention and care to your home’s landscaping. Make sure your lawn looks perfect by mowing the grass, trimming the bushes, and weeding the garden. We guarantee this hard work now will certainly pay off for you later.

While you’re outside taking care of the landscaping, it also couldn’t hurt to clean your home’s gutters and power wash  the siding—trust us; your prospective buyers notice the difference between a clean house and a run-down exterior.

Following these steps will guarantee that you will get the most out of selling your home. This is an important moment in your life, full of excitement and possibility. Let that be the focus of your upcoming move instead of the stresses that can accompany your to-do list.

For more information on how to make your upcoming move more manageable, contact your friends and experts at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. Call us today at 803-775-1201 or email bhhshmbrabham@wesellsumter.com.