Selling a house can be a challenging task, but with the right preparation, it can be made much easier. So what should I do to my house before I sell it? Here are some tips to help you prepare your house for sale:
Declutter and depersonalize:
The first step in preparing your house for sale is to declutter and depersonalize the space. This means start removing any personal items, such as family photos, and organizing the space so that it is clean and uncluttered. This will help potential buyers to see the house as their own and to envision themselves living there.
Make repairs and updates:
Before putting your house on the market, it’s important to make any necessary repairs and updates. This can include fixing leaks, repainting, and updating fixtures and appliances. This will not only make the house more appealing to potential buyers, but it will also increase its value.
Stage the house:
Start staging a house means arranging furniture and decor to showcase the house’s best features and create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Highlight the unique selling points:
Every house has its own unique selling points. It’s important to highlight these to potential buyers. For example, if your house has a large backyard or a great view, make sure to share these with your Realtor Kent.
Price it right:
Pricing is one of the most important factors when selling a house. It’s important to price your house competitively, but not too low. Click here to see the market trends in the High Desert. You can get an idea of what your house is worth by looking at comparable houses in your area that have recently sold. Or ask Kent to create a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) for you.
Be flexible and responsive:
Once you’ve put your house on the market, it’s important to be flexible and responsive to potential buyers. This means being available leave for showings and open houses, and being willing to negotiate on price and closing dates.
Create a curb appeal:
Create a great first impression by making sure that your property looks inviting from the street. Paint the front door and trim, add some colorful flowers, and make sure that your lawn is neatly trimmed and landscaped.
Be prepared for the inspection:
Many buyers will have a home inspection done before purchasing a property. Be prepared for this by having all necessary documents, including recent utility bills, and by making sure that any necessary repairs are made.
What should I do to my house before I sell it?
Call Kent to schedule a free pre-listing walk through.
By following these tips, you can prepare your house for sale and increase the chances of selling it quickly and for the right price.