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Tips for getting your home ready to sell

7/6/2017 (Permalink)

Too much clutter and personal items could be a hindrance during a house sale

When you’re selling your home it’s important to make your home as appealing to buyers as possible. This means de-cluttering and organizing specific areas of your home to draw them to the buyer’s attention. Today I’m sharing four important tips that are sure to help you get top dollar for your home.

Pack early!

I recommend starting to pack as early as possible. This will help clear out excess clutter and the things buyers don’t need to see. You don’t always using everything in your house, and there are definitely things you can live without for a period of time, to make your home more appealing to buyers.

Less is more. The less buyers see of your stuff, the more appealing your home will be, and your house will sell quicker.

Remember when you are packing to throw away, or donate, things that you haven’t used in awhile. There is no point in moving something you never use! If you find something and didn’t remember that you owned it you should probably just get rid of it. Moving is the perfect time to de-clutter your home!

Feature your best assets

When buyers walk through your home, the things they are most interested in are the kitchen and bathrooms. Spend a little bit of time and money to make these spaces in your home, the cleanest they could possibly be.

De-clutter the kitchen and bathrooms, so there’s nothing on the counters, except for maybe some fresh flowers. And don’t forget the cupboards and drawers! Buyers want to look to see how much space the cupboards have so de-clutter these areas and make sure they are nicely organized.

I highly recommend spending a little bit of money on each of these spaces and have the entire house be professionally cleaned, please call SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont (617) 864-7378.

Update mirrors in the bathroom, paint the kitchen and bathrooms with a fresh coat of neutral paint, update the light fixtures, the cupboard knobs & pulls, etc. Anything you update in the space will draw the buyer’s attention and you’re guaranteed to make your money back when you sell your home

Neutral colors

Since we’re talking about updating, another thing that is sure to draw buyer’s attention is a neutral color scheme. You might like your bright blue bedroom and the accent wall in your living room, but the buyers won’t. Spend a little bit of time and money to paint over your bright and/or dark colors, with a neutral gray so the buyers can walk into your home and visualize their things in the space, and not be distracted by your color schemes.

Storage space is king

Buyers want to know your house has all the space it needs to store their stuff. De-clutter and spend some time organizing all your closets so buyers know your home has what they need! If a buyer looks in a closet and see stuff crammed in there, they will automatically assume there isn’t enough storage in the house, which is a huge downfall for you! Your closets are definitely one of the places it’s worth spending a little bit of time money to make them look as good as possible.

Once all the most important places of your home are cleaned up by a professional cleaner, please call SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont (617) 864-7378 for your cleaning, de-cluttered, and freshened up, your home is ready to list! If you follow these tried and true tips your home is sure to sell and you’ll be on your way to your new home. Congratulations and good luck!

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