What do I need to do to sell my house? Tips for the inside of the house. My first and the easiest suggestion is to start by taking pictures. This will allow you to see your home from a different view. Snap pictures of your closets, pantry, the bedrooms, bathrooms and all rooms of the house. Try it, you will be surprised at what you see.
Remove all the clutter from counters, cupboards and cabinets. If a buyer walks in and sees the counters covered they will think you are short on storage. The same goes for cluttered cabinets, cupboards and closets. Also, don’t forget under the bed. They will notice if your “stuff” is what appears to be holding the bed up. Enlarge the pictures you have taken you will see a lot of stuff.
Clean: Spend time deep cleaning your home. Wipe down the baseboards, the shutters, the vents and light switches. Clean your appliances. Wash the rugs, carpets and drapes. Polish your floors. Patch up any holes in the wall including nail holes. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders.
Make sure all your light bulbs are working. A burnt out light fixture to a buyer means something is wrong with the electrical. To a seller it means I need to change the bulb.
Brighten your rooms. If you have dark rooms, lighten them up with a different paint color, brighter bulbs or more light fixtures.
Put some color in your house. Flowers or fruit as center pieces look fantastic.
Bathrooms and kitchens: Make sure you take extra time to deep clean these areas. Fresh towels make a great first impression. Also, please remember to put away all personal items. The buyers will spend a lot of time looking at these rooms and deciding if they think the areas will work for them or not. *they do not want to see dirty laundry or your beauty products*
Lock up all your prescriptions and valuables. Buyers will be looking around and they should see your home not remember your valuables. Its impossible for a buyers agent to watch everything all the time. Keep everything locked up to help prevent the possibility of something missing down the road.
When its time to show your home, grab your pets and kids and leave. Do not stay while buyers look around. Its uncomfortable and they will not stay long. You could potentially lose your buyer because you want to show them the great features and all they want to do is leave because they feel very uncomfortable.
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