Moving out and selling your house is a big decision, not just for you but also for the person who will buy your home. That is why you need to do a few things before selling your house to make the transaction easier between you and the buyer. Here are seven key suggestions:
1) Make Repairs to the House
You must’ve lived with a few nagging issues around the house—now is the time to fix them. Look for things like missing or broken tiles, cracked windows, squeaky doors, or stained ceilings. Make a list of everything that needs fixing and start repairing those things. A realtor can be quite helpful in letting you decide which ones to tackle first.
2) Create Curb Appeal
Your house needs to make an excellent first impression so that the buyer thinks, "Wow! I can live here," as soon as they set eyes on your property. Ensure your property is tidy and inviting, the lawn is well-trimmed and maintained, and the sidewalks and pathways are clean for buyers and their real estate regents.
3) Declutter and Clean
Next, declutter your home to make your house inviting and livable for everyone. Recycle or shred old paper, donate the books and toys you no longer need, and remove anything that you don’t use on a day-to-day basis—this will make your house look tidy, and more importantly, bigger than it is.
4) Get the House Inspected
Next, you need to hire a home inspector. Yes, the buyer will also get the home inspected, but it gives you more credibility when you tell them that the house has been inspected by a professional. The inspector will also point out things that need fixing, leaving fewer chances of negotiation for the buyer.
5) Prepare the Paperwork
The better prepared you are with the paperwork, the easier the house sale transaction. The paperwork you need to prepare includes the deed, homeowner’s insurance information, mortgage information, tax statements, warranties, purchase agreement, title report, etc. Chris Low Realtor - a leading team of real estate agents - can help you with this.
6) Add Fresh Flowers
Scents can make or break the feel of your house. You can also add fresh flowers to your home to make it look and feel inviting, and more importantly, it will make the house smell terrific. If flowers are too much, you can simply get scented candles or air freshener sprays.
7) Check the Lights
Lastly, check all the lights. Ensure that your home is well lit and all the lights are working. If you have burnt-out bulbs or flickering lights anywhere, even in the garage, change them before you invite any buyers. You can also go further and upgrade your lights to LEDs if you haven’t already, as they are great value propositions to homes nowadays.
There’s a lot more that needs to be done when you want to sell your house, but we can take care of that with our real estate agent services. Contact Chris Low Realtor to know more about real estate solutions.