Getting ready to take another step forward in your life and move on to a new home? It’s an exhilarating time: packing up, moving on, and starting fresh! It can also be a grueling process to sell your home. Below are 5 ideas to help you prepare for listing your house and getting on to your next adventure.
Getting rid of the kids toys, excess junk mail and shoes left around the house, not only helps prepare you get ready to move but also is a selling point for your home. If the space is deep cleaned, it will showcase better. Also removing clutter helps the potential buyers imagine themselves in the house creating a wonderful home.
2) Up your curb appeal
Sprucing up the outside of your home will help add value but also it is the first impression that buyers will see. They will absolutely be judging your house by the outside at first. If it is welcoming and well maintained they’ll be more likely to look favorable at the rest of the home. If they aren’t thrilled, that opinion will influence how they perceive the interior.
3) Find a Realtor
Do the proper research to find a Realtor who you can depend on and trust. They will be invaluable in the selling process.
You’ll want to go beyond cleaning the house and start to depersonalize it. Take down the personal photos, pictures the kids drew, even artwork that is extravagant or quirky. You want the potential buyers who enter your home to visualize themselves eating at their own dining room table with their family pictures and artwork surrounding them. There’s nothing wrong with those personalized mugs from your mother-in-law or the blankets your grandma knitted, but when it comes to selling, keep it as simple, clean, and neutral as possible.
5) Paint in Neutrals
Better to have a clean slate for the imagination to take off. If your walls are damaged or in need of a facelift, think airy greens, sky blues, and hazy greys. These colors will wipe clean the wear and tear on your walls but also allow potential buyers imaginations to run wild with how their style will look in the place.
Relish the space between one stage of life and the next, when you’re not quite settled into that new home but you’re uprooted from the current one. Where the excitement builds for what this next home or place or even city will bring your way. It can be a stressful time with packing, moving and selling but utilize these tips to help you prepare as much as possible and try to enjoy each phase of the journey.