We all want to receive the best offers on our homes as it is one of our largest investments in our lives. If you are like the rest of us and want to benefit from a high return, then prepping your home properly will add a plethora of value and curb appeal.
Now that you have decided to sell your home, it is time to open up space and show off how much of it you have to potential buyers. It may sound daunting, but cleaning out closets, storage areas, basements, and garages are a must at this time. Buyers like to know there is plenty of space for the things they will be bringing with them.
Staging your home takes full advantage of your current layout by creating a fashionably presentable backdrop for buyers to envision themselves in your home. Leaving your home’s design to someone’s imagination is a bit risky, so staging is an excellent method of making your home the most presentable for a wide range of potential buyers resulting in selling your home faster and for a higher price.
Repairs are not always necessary to sell your home, however, you should consult with your professional real estate agent for help in judgment as to what is a must. One thing to consider is what you may live with, may not be what someone else would be happy to live with. We all have that one leaky faucet, or closet door that won’t shut, but these are the little things we should fix. The small stuff we don’t really think about in our everyday home life can add up which can result in a buyer being turned off.
Most buyers will require a home inspection as well within their offer. Take that into consideration when listing your home. If you know you have issues in your home that will not pass a home inspection, then you may want to consider fixing them. If funds are tight, and you just need to sell, you can always sell as-is.