Preparing your home for SALE.

Published on 9 August 2023 at 10:31

You don't want your house to linger on the market. A long listing time can make buyers wary and lower your future offers. If you have urgent reasons to sell, such as financial troubles, job relocation, pregnancy, or divorce, you may be eager to sell your home fast. Selling your home quickly is not easy, even in a favorable market. But you can use effective strategies like decluttering, cleaning, staging to make your home more attractive and encourage a quick sale. Here are a few ways Prep-n-Reno may help.

A few ways to help you benefit from our services.

Declutter and get rid of excess items.

A cluttered and crowded home can shrink your rooms and make them look unappealing. To create a spacious and inviting atmosphere, you need to get rid of excess and unnecessary items. This will make your home look more elegant and help potential buyers imagine their own belongings in the space.

Clean and rearrange.

By removing the unnecessary items that made your space look messy, you will enhance the appearance and vibe of your home for prospective buyers.

Here are some tips on how to do that:

  • Move furniture in a way that allows for easy movement around the room. Rearrange sofas and tables so that it’s welcome and open to someone entering.
  • Consider spreading out the furniture so homebuyers can imagine themselves eating, socializing, and entertaining in your home.
  • Deep clean everywhere, even areas where you might not expect buyers to look, like inside closets and under the fridge.
  • Sweep, tidy, and dispose of any old porch furniture at the front of your home, so that you make a good first impression and ensure the property is welcoming.
  • Mow the front lawn and clean out the eavestroughs to show that you pay attention to detail, and you prioritize the maintenance and cleanliness of your home.

Take care of little fixes indoors

When you want to sell your home fast, you don't have time for big renovations that can boost your property value. But you can still make some small repairs that can improve how your home looks and works. This can help a buyer see themselves living in your home. Here are some easy fixes that can help you sell your home faster,

  • Fix broken door handles,
  • Caulk holes or cracks that are visible around doors or on wall,
  • Fixing door locks so they lock smoothly,
  • Replace doorknobs and hinges for a low-cost aesthetic refresh,
  • Clean and polish old hardwood so it shines,
  • Update light fixtures or add dimmers for flattering light,
  • Update old windows so the space looks bright and fresh,
  • Give walls a fresh coat of paint in a neutral shade,
  • Consider updating old appliances if they’re especially dated,
  • Replace carpets if they look spotty or invest in a deep clean, 
  • Add a new thermostat or affordable smart home device for modern appeal,
  • Refresh caulking around sinks and tubs and bleach any spots in bathrooms so the space looks clean and new,

 Emphasize what makes your place special.

Highlight the unique features of your property. Think about what makes your home different from others in the area and emphasize those aspects in your listing and photos. For example, if you have antique fixtures or original hardwood floors, mention them, and show them off. If you have a spacious backyard or a stunning view, make sure they are visible and inviting.

Improve the curb appeal of your home. The first impression is crucial, so you want to make your home look welcoming and well-maintained from the outside. You can do this by planting some flowers or greenery, trimming the hedges or trees, painting the front door or fence, or adding some decorative elements like a wreath or a sign.

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