Putting up your house on the selling list makes you think a lot of things. One of those things could be preparing your home for the prime time. A well-organized home could be a sight for the buyers. The potential buyers usually come with a critical eye to scrutinize each area that you may not have thought about. All the little things you have grown accustomed to may not appear pleasing to their eye. So, before you welcome any buyer to your house, make sure you have the stage ready for your first show.
To know the nature of the buyers, it is better to do some research and talk about the procedure with your realtor. Ask what makes the buyers interested in your house so that they may agree to your deal. Here is a list of essential things to do before selling your home that will definitely boost its price-
1) Make the place sparkle by cleaning-
Cleanliness implies that home is taken care of and maintained. Therefore, deep clean every nook and corner to remove the stubborn stains and dirt if any. Repaint the grime-proof walls to give them a fresh look. The buyers will walk directly into the living room for the meeting, so make sure the rugs are clear off any stains and poor odors. Buyers tend to scrutinize kitchens, bathrooms and basement (if any) because they are the most used areas. If the condition of these places is deteriorating, then it can be a negative sign.
Hence, I would suggest you to deep clean each room, including cabinets, closets and the garage before inviting the buyers. If the work feels tiresome, then hire a cleaning company to do the job as early as possible.
2) Freshen up the front door and exteriors before you welcome them-
The exteriors and the front door are the primary targets that set the first impression. Start by grooming up the front door by painting it and updating the old, rusty hardware. Clear the debris and clutter from the walkway and the yard. Mow the lawn and trim the shrubs and spruce the front end with blooming flowers. Besides, fix broken lighting fixtures, screens, roof tiles and shingles and don’t forget to change the doormat. All these changes will set a vibe necessary to attract the buyers and create a solid first impression.
3) Consider taking help from your realtor-
A well-reputed realtor has gained a lot of experience in the business; he is the one who knows the traits and intentions of buyers- what they like and what they don’t. Before putting your house on the selling list, sit and discuss some main points with your realtor that can boost the price of your home. He will guide you about all the alterations you must consider and specific areas that are most focused by the potential buyers. Besides, he will teach you the tactics of interacting with potential buyers that can make you earn more on your house.