Considering selling your home? Then it's time to get to serious work. Selling your home requires more than slapping a "For Sale" sign on your lawn. Before you put your home on the market, you have to put some work into it. While most of these tips are easy, others may require a little more work and investment.
Find the Right Real Estate Agent
It's harder to sell your home yourself than you think it is. But why should you work with an agent when you can keep the money yourself? You should resist the urge not to work with an agent in a hot market. Selling your home yourself can cause you to waste time and money.
That doesn't mean you should hire the first agent you come across in your travels. Do some homework to find a top selling agent who's familiar with your market, and meet with them to determine if they're a good fit. You can find the best performing realtors® by asking your friends, family, and neighbors.
Declutter Your Home
Less is more when it comes to selling your home. You should declutter all of the living spaces in your home. That includes the cabinets, closets, cupboards, and drawers. Potential buyers will be checking out each and every one of these areas.
If your home has stuff floating around, these buyers will worry that the house doesn't have enough space for their own belongings. Remove the excess and donate them or place them in a storage unit. The advantage of this method is that it'll be one less thing to do when it comes time to move.
Get Rid of Dust Bunnies
Not only should you clean out your home, but you should clean it as well. There's probably dust in areas you haven't looked at in years. Dust collects in the highest places of your home, including the mantels and shelves. Notice some of the hidden corners and areas in each of your rooms.
Get rid of those spider webs with a broom. Ceilings and fans attract dust. If your home has ceiling fans, then consider buying a ceiling fan duster. You want to make sure that your ceiling fans are dust free. Blinds also love dust as well.
Clean Window and Doors
Windows and doors attract light. And you know that light attracts dust. You want to make sure that they're clean and spotless. Before showing your home or putting it on the market, pay special attention to these high traffic areas. Make sure that your doors and windows don't have any fingerprints on them.
Consider Staging Your Home
When was the last time you updated your home? Then it's time to get your home staged by a professional. They will evaluate the condition of your home, including its belongings. They'll help you choose the right elements that can make it look and feel like new. They may recommend some new furnishings or find the perfect mirror. Or, they may help you reorganize some of your decorations and belongings in a way that looks newer and better.