Things to Do Before Selling Your House
Maybe you’re ready to take the equity out of your current home to upgrade to your dream home, looking to downsize to something smaller or you are simply just looking for a change. If you fall into any of these categories and are thinking about selling your house, here are some ideas and tips to help you get the most out of your house! Yes, even in a “seller’s market”, it is necessary to get your home prepared before you sell!
Check your curb appeal
Curb appeal is important when selling your home because it’s the first thing your buyers will see. There are plenty of simple things you can do to improve the appeal of your home like planting flowers, cleaning up the sidewalk and driveway, adding landscape lighting, etc. The best way to improve your curb appeal is to make a few adjustments that invite people into the front door.
Remove personal items
Your potential buyers want to envision themselves in your home and that can be difficult sometimes when there are personal items in the way. Pack away those items like family photos and any valuables so the homebuyers can feel at home.
Repaint your house
A bright colored wall can repel some buyers. Painting your walls to neutral colors is a safe way to please any buyer. Not only can a fresh coat of paint make the house appear updated, it can also make rooms feel larger depending on the color.
Clean, declutter and organize
A good cleaning will make your home look polished and make the buyers feel comfortable in every room. Take out what you don’t need and organize your home to make it more inviting. Creating organizers in certain rooms can also be a major plus for home buyers. If you have a rec room or theatre room, consider adding organizers or storage to help buyers envision themselves living in these rooms.
Make home repairs or updates
Fix that loose cabinet knob or finish that project you already started. Whatever repair or update your home needs, do it! This will make a noticeable difference when selling your home and can increase the sale price. Needing some inspiration to complete these projects? Visit the Johnson County Home + Remodeling Show at the Overland Park Convention Center from October 28th-30th! Click here to purchase tickets at a discounted price.
Update your lighting
Along with making updates in your home, updating your lighting will make your home feel more comfortable. Walk around your home to find opportunities where lighting can be added, improved, or lighting fixtures updated.
Adding plants or any greenery is a great way to make your house feel welcoming . A bouquet of flowers may be exactly what your house needs for showings. Pops of floral and greenery color can enhance your spaces, allowing home buyers to feel cozy in your house.
Stage your home
Staging makes a big difference in your home’s appearance. In fact, 82% of buyers’ agents say staging a home makes it easier for buyers to visualize the property as their future home. Our team has multiple warehouses full of furniture to help stage your home and ensure it is listed in its best light.
Malfer & Associates will walk you through every step of the home selling and home buying process. Reach out to a Malfer & Associates agent today to discuss how you can utilize the Compass Concierge program to front the costs for many of these suggested updates or to discuss our selling process!