Preparing to sell a home can seem like a huge ordeal, with a massive amount of things that need to get done, but when you break it down and construct a plan and follow through with things in an organized fashion, it can be relatively easy. Here are some methods you can use when you are getting ready to sell your home, which should make things go a lot smoother.
Disassociate Yourself With Your Home
One of the biggest things that a person, or a family must do when they are preparing to sell their home is to get prepared to leave. Most people grow to love their homes and it can be very hard to make the decision to move out, especially if the home has been occupied by the same people for a very long time. It is important to emotionally prepare to be separating from the home that you have gotten used to. A lot of people do not even think about this as something that may arise, but come to find out that they are very attached to their home when they are getting ready to sell the house and move out, so make sure you consider disassociating as best you can prior to the sale.
Most people that occupy homes add their own flare and touch to the house. These things are often built into a home and while they may look great to you and make you feel comfortable and at home in your own living space, these things should be put back to normal before you get ready to sell the home. When potential buyers come to check out a new home, they are going to want to be imagining their own stuff in the home, with their own personal touch, so this needs to be avoided. Doing this is also a good way to mentally prepare to part with your home.
One of the first steps to getting a home ready for sale is to de-clutter the home. Most homes have stuff that is packed away in the attic and in the garage, as well as a ton of things lying around the home that should be tidied up. The more clutter that can be removed from a home, the smoother the process is going to be later down the line, so make sure you remove as much clutter as you can.
Rearrange Bedroom Closets and Kitchen Cabinets
One of the biggest things that potential buyers look at when they are interested in buying a home is the cabinets, as well as closet space. If you have been hard on your kitchen cabinets, it may be a good idea to refurbish them, which can be done by either painting them, or refinishing them. You should also make sure they all open and shut properly, which is very important during a sale.
Make Minor Repairs
This is one of the biggest things that all home owners that are looking to sell their home should think about. All minor repairs to a home can increase the value, but more than that, they can give the home a ton of eye appeal. If you are working with Fraser Valley BC real estate agents prior to selling your home, which you absolutely should be, they should be able to look at the house and tell you what you should fix up. This can make all the difference in the world and can be a huge money maker in the long run, so either fix the repairs yourself, or hire someone to fix them for you, as it will pay off in the long run.
Make the House Sparkle
After you have made repairs to the home, you are going to want to showcase the house. The real estate agents you are working with will likely be able to help you out with this aspect, although you can also check out online videos on how to make a home look amazing. Small things, such as arranging plants and fixing paint on homes can make a huge difference to how a home looks, so take the time and spend the money to make your home look greet.
Check Curb Appeal
When someone is coming to look at a home, they are going to be picturing themselves living in the home. A huge amount of people will judge a house, before even walking into the home, by how it looks from the curb. Because of this, you are going to want to take a look at the home from the curb and do whatever you can to make the house look as eye appealing as possible.
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Sherman Foster – Real Estate Agents
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Langley, BC V1M2C9