Considering selling your home and want to know what you need to do to get your home ready? Check out some of our tips in order to get the best price possible for your home.
Start on the Outside
Make a great first impression
As a seller, you will want to ensure that you are giving the best first impression to a buyer. As soon as potential buyers see the home, make them feel as though this could be their own home. Taking small steps could include placing out a welcome mat, setting up patio furniture on the porch, or adding a wreath to the front door can do wonders!
Bring buyers in
By having great curb appeal, you will inevitably attract more buyers inside to view your home. To pique their curiosity of what the inside of your home looks like, make sure that the outside is up to par. A simple way to do this is by making sure your yard is maintained, and the walkways to your front door are clear.
Work the landscaping
While different people have different ideas on what constitutes a nice front yard, one thing most can agree on is making sure that it is kept up nicely. This means taking the time to either hire a landscaping company or pick the weeds yourself. You can also help your curb appeal by mowing the grass, and clearing the yard of any clutter prior to listing your home on the market.
Keep Your Home Well-Maintained
Give your home an update
Have a couple of places in your home that you have been meaning to paint? A squeaky front door, or a broken window? Take some time to make the repairs so that you can increase your home’s value and ensure you are getting the most bang for your buck.
Organize your space
Next, clear up any clutter that you have just been holding onto. By organizing and storing any additional items that are not a necessity, you will be able to free up some space in your home. Buyers are attracted to homes with a lot of space, as it allows them to easily picture themselves in your home.
Buyers are also attracted to a clean home. While preparing your home to be put on the market, make sure that it's in top shape for people to view. You may want to consider hiring a professional cleaning crew to clean your carpets and floors. Doing the small things such as cleaning your baseboards, windows, and walls will pay off in the long run and will make your home easier to sell.
Update your space
Keep it neutral
Back to the basics. While some may appreciate your children’s artwork, this will not appeal to all potential buyers. The same goes with all of your decorations—they may appeal to you in your home but the name of the game is to make your home appeal to everyone. While this does not mean you need to have no decorations on your walls, be sure to keep it limited to a few neutral decorations.
Keep it bright
A big way to add value to your home and additional space is by filling your rooms with light. When photographing your home, open all of the blinds and turn on your lights. Light is attractive to buyers and makes them feel at home.
Keep it current
Another way to entice buyers is by adding seasonal decor into your home. This will allow buyers feel at home in whatever season we are currently in by allowing them to imagine their own decor in the home. Once they have begun that process of imagining what their home looks like during their favorite holiday, they will be eager to begin negotiations.
Listing Your Central Ohio Home?
Have you completed these steps and are ready to begin the process of listing your home? Reach out to your local real estate experts with over two decades of experience for any additional questions you may have. We are ready to help you negotiate to sell your home for the best price possible.