Thursday, July 21, 2022 / by Ameil Gill
Here are a few (easy) things that you can do to prepare your home for the market that can help you get top dollar:
1. Clean, declutter, repeat.
There is nothing worse than walking into a dirty home. Deep clean everything and declutter your home before you even have the listing photos taken. This is what I call "your first move". Go through everything and decide what you want to keep, trash, or donate, and rent a storage space if necessary.
2. Make minor repairs.
In a seller's market, you can sell a home in "lived-in" condition without much complaint, however, in normal markets repairs can make or break a sale. If you want to do one better, get a pre-listing home inspection, so that you can make any large repairs, and disclose the rest.
3. Upgrade your curb appeal.
Refresh your yard, add new mulch, and power wash anything that is needed. This is the buyers' first impression, and you want it to be a good one. According to a recent study, homes with better curb appeal sold for 7% more, on average.
4. Neutral paint
Most people have trouble seeing past a bad paint color, so if you have any bold or bright colors, consider painting those rooms. Neutral colors appeal to a wide range of tastes and preferences, & a fresh coat of paint can go a long way in making a home look clean and full of possibilities.
Before you spend any time or money on preparing your home for the market, reach out to me! I know what buyers want, and what upgrades will give you the highest return on investment and appeal to the most buyers.
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