How To Prepare Your Home To Sell
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How To Prepare Your Home To Sell

When you put your home up for sale, you most likely want to sell your home as quickly and for as much money as possible. Preparing to show your home to buyers require careful planning to make necessary repairs, clean everything well, and present an organized house.  Your goal should be to make it easy for the optional buyers to envision themselves living in your home.

Here are a few steps that you can take away to make sure your house sells fast and for top dollar. 

1. Depersonalize Your House 

Pack up items around your home such as personal photography, special family heirlooms, and other objects that may clutter your home. Buyers want to walk throughout your home and envision themselves living your home. You want to present your home with an impersonal and clean environment.

2. Make The House Sparkle and Clean

When you talk into a home one of the first things you notice about a home is the smell! Make sure you are dedicating enough time to clean before showings. Preparing your home to be viewed by potential buyers may require hiring a professional cleaning company. 

Cleaning may include washing the windows inside and out, recaulking tubs and showers, polishing your chrome faucets. Make sure dust is removed from furniture. Try to maintain cleanliness by vacuuming daily and keeping kitchen and bathrooms clean.

3. Declutter Your House

People tend to collect items over the years that may have been intended to use for fix, but you no longer need. Try to donate those items to local Goodwill. Remove knickknacks and clean off kitchen counters. Essential items that you can use daily can be tucked away.

Organize closet spaces especially in master bedroom closets and storage cabinets, buyers will be curious looking inside closet spaces to ensure the size satisfied their needs. When buyers see organization, it shows that you take care of your possessions and likely took good care of your house.  

4. Fix Quick Repairs

Repair any quick repairs that may deter buyers from purchasing your home. Repairs can make or break a sale.

Fixing items such as leaky faucets, cracked floors, patched walls, these items are inexpensive and show a less “lived-in” condition. Your home does not need to be perfect, but it needs to be as attractive as it can be.




5. Fresh Paint   

Consider giving your walls a fresh coat of paint, preferably a neutral color. Don’t give buyers any reason to remember your home as “the one with the hot pink bathroom.” Some estimates show fresh paint add 1-3% to a home’s final price.





6. Hire the correct realtor

According to the National Association of Realtor’s homes that sold with a realtor sold for 40% more than homes that sold by a solo seller.

Rivard, Aul & Associates Real Estate team has your best interest when selling your home! We will help price your home competitively that will help attract more offers and price withing the buyer search criteria in mind. We are knowledgeable about the current market and advertise your home efficiently and effectively


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