Ready for the big move? You may think you are, but before you do any packing it is important to prepare your house to be sold. You want your home to be sold at a pretty good value, so it is important to present it in the best way possible.
First off, you are going to want to remove any clutter or junk from the house. If you need to, rent a storage unit to put some items in or extra furniture. You probably do not need all the furniture you have, and you can certainly make the house look more spacious without all of it.
A little rule that you should make an effort of following is to get rid of anything you have not used within a year. You probably won’t find yourself needing it again, and you can donate it to a worthy cause. If you feel ambitious, go ahead and have a yard sale. This doesn’t take much effort, and can help fund the moving expenses you will need to pay.
It is a good idea to get rid of the little things you have in your house. This can include knick knacks, picture frames, books, and other things you use each day. Chances are they make the house look cluttered, and you should at least hide them the house is sold.
If you have any personal items lying about your home, you should put them away for potential buyers. Not everyone shares the same opinion and views on certain topics, so it is best to avoid debates or anything that may turn the potential buyer off the house. If you want to take that extra little step, go ahead and paint the walls a neutral color.
Always remember that potential buyers want to know what they are purchasing, and they can be a little bit nosey. You should always do your best to organize cabinets, medicine cabinets, drawers, and closets. Line the items within these spaces up appropriately, and label them if you have the time.
Lastly, you should make an effort to make the outside of your home presentable. This includes cutting the grass, touching up any paint, and ensuring the gardens look good.
In the end, your main objective is to create the feeling that anyone could live there. You need to get rid of personal items and things that make the buyer feel as though they cannot live there. By doing this, you will have a successful sale.