For most homeowners, getting ready to put your house on the market isn’t something that you should do in a day or even just a few weeks. There’s a lot that needs to be done before the home is ready to be shown to potential buyers. So, committing to putting it up for sale in the Spring is a good idea. At All Points Moving & Storage, we’re constantly helping families prepare for the storage and moving aspect of their move. We also felt it would be helpful to share 4 ways you can do to prepare for the selling in the Spring.
Get Rid of the Clutter
First impressions go a long way. If you’ve been in your home for a long time, there is a good chance that you’ve built up a lot of items over time. In turn, you may find that your home is full of clutter. Potential homebuyers think about how their home will look when touring your property and seeing clutter inside and around your property may concern them that the same will happen if they purchase your property. Before selling in the Spring, make sure that you’ve gotten rid of all the clutter in your home. This includes clutter in your entryways, kitchen, bedrooms, furniture and even in the cabinets and closets. To help get rid of the clutter, you could choose to have a garage sale or donate your items to a local foundation.
Take Down the Personalized Items
If potential homebuyers see pictures and other personalization throughout your home, it might make it more difficult for them to imagine their own family living in the home. When staging your home for tours, remove any of your personal family photos, collections, sports memorabilia, etc. This will create a neutral environment that will give them the chance to dream about how they can make the property their own!
Freshen Up the Exterior
The first interaction that a potential homebuyer will have with your home is the exterior. If it is dirty, worn down and unappealing, the individual may check out mentally before they even enter your home. Curb appeal is crucial, so make sure that your yard is in good shape during the spring. Cut your yard, get rid of dead plants and consider planting new flowers in preparation for selling. If you have an outdoor space, make sure it is appealing to the eye as well.
Address the Repairs
Not many people want to come into a home that needs lots of repairs. An inspection on your home will be done, and any potential repairs will be documented. To get ahead of this, go ahead and address any of the repairs that are needed. Consider hiring your own inspector now so that you can handle the needed repairs before spring. Chances are that you’ll get a good amount of your money back in the sale of your home.
At All Points Moving & Storage, we hope that you consider these 4 ways to prepare for selling your home in the spring. Once you’ve handled these items, reach out to our team and get a plan in place regarding your moving and storage needs. Contact us today at (866) 421-9490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a free quote.