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    How to Get Your House Ready to Sell

    Preparing your house to sell requires good planning and careful preparation. The availability of numerous options in the home market has given potential buyers the leeway to be selective. That means it’s crucial to get it right when you’re prepping your house for a sale.

    Here are a few tips on how to get your house ready to sell.

    1. Depersonalize Your Home

    It’s quite normal for homeowners to feel attached to their homes. All the photos and personal effects that characterize the home are a clear indication of this affection.

    However, when the time comes to sell your house, it is only sensible that you get rid of all personal effects including photos, artifacts and other collections. Potential buyers do not want to see your personal belongings. They want to picture themselves in their new home.

    1. Remove Clutter

    It’s not surprising to find clutter around the home. However, the burden of clutter can ruin the chances of you selling your house. No one likes a messy home, and this applies to prospective buyers, too. For this reason, it is important to clear all clutter from your home.

    Separate important items from disposables. Then, decide if you want to donate them or throw them away. You may also decide to sell some of them at a yard sale. Whatever your choice, make sure your home is clutter-free.

    1. Improve Your Landscaping

    Landscaping is a critical part of prepping your house for sale. Improving your landscaping can go a long way in creating a lasting impression on potential buyers. No buyer will consider checking the interior of the house if the curb appeal is less than impressive.

    Simple landscaping techniques such as pruning bushes, mowing the lawn and planting flowers can make the difference in realizing a successful sale.

    1. Carry out Minor Repairs

    Making minor repairs is essential in preparing your house for sale. Obviously, you don’t expect potential buyers to carry out the repairs by themselves. Broken windows, cracked tiles, leaky faucets and jamming drawers are some of the items you should have a look at before inviting potential buyers.

    Additionally, if your house does not have neutral colors, then it’s time to consider a new paint job. Shades of beige, brown, white and other neutral colors may seem dull, but their effect makes it easier for homebuyers to focus on seeing themselves in the space.

    Enlist a REALTOR®

    If you’re having trouble getting your house ready for sale, consider hiring a professional company of REALTORS® such as CENTURY 21 Core Partners. We have vast experience preparing and selling houses. We’ll get your house ready to sell, and we’ll also help you attract potential buyers and seal the deal for you. Take the next step and contact us today.


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