When Listing your house for sale, your top goal will be to get the house sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects you can do to ensure this happens!
You see a super nice home in the neighborhood sell at a good price, the homeowner painted. The carpets were looking good, the house looked sharp and smelled refreshing when you walked in.
Then 4 more home listings will pop up, not as nice and sit on the market for 45 days at the same price. The home was lived in, but maybe not as kept. You will see handprints on the walls, worn out carpet, cracked tiles, leaking fixtures, maybe it was a rental, so the appliances are old and not matching, These homes will sell, but not as fast, and not as good of a price unless you have a waterfront feature, or a special must have area.
☐ Give your entry a facelift with either a new coat of paint or a new front door
☐ Don’t forget to landscape your yard! A well groomed yard shows buyers that the home was taken care of
☐ Make sure all exterior lights are in working order & replace all outdoor lightbulbs
☐ Wash all windows (inside & out) - you don’t want to take away from a great view with dirty windows!
☐ Clean out your garage! Consider getting a storage unit to store any non-essential items
☐ Depending on the time of year Add a pop of color by planting flowers
☐ Remove any lawn ornaments that you will want to bring with you to your new home.
☐ Replace a worn out welcome mat to welcome buyers as they tour the home
☐ Paint or replace the street numbers on the house, making them more visible
☐ Power Wash any outdoor surfaces to give them a like new feel (for example: Siding, Sidewalks, Driveway)
☐ Clean Everything! A clean home will allow buyers to picture themselves in the space and not distract them
☐ Give every room a purpose - even if you used it as a bonus room, giving it an identity will help buyers
☐ Let the light in! Bright rooms feel warm & inviting, dark rooms feel small & gloomy
☐ Fix anything that is broken! Buyers will notice & may offer less for your home if repairs are required
☐ Unclutter your house! Thinning out your closets & pantries will show how much room is actually available
☐ Fresh paint & new carpet are the top 2 things you can do to help your home sell faster and for more money
☐ Organize the kitchen! Store any non-essential, small appliances & clean all surfaces
☐ Before your home is shown, empty all the trash bins & hide any dirty laundry
☐ Make sure all doors open & close smoothly. Fix any squeaks on bedroom or closet doors. Make sure the slider is working and smooth
☐ Replace light bulbs with new ones that match color or softness & make sure all switches work