Beginning to sell your home can be a tedious process, especially if you’re not sure where to start. That’s why your friends from The Massey Team have come up with 6 steps for you to take when you get ready to put your house on the market. Look over our list below to get started!
Clean and De-Clutter Your Home – Before you think about listing your house or giving your agent a tour of your home, you need to do some serious cleaning. First, de-clutter your home by getting rid of anything you don’t want, need, or use anymore. Next, clean your home thoroughly. That includes dusting, vacuuming, scrubbing, and even cleaning the drapes and carpets. Once your home is on the market, you will need to do all that you can to keep it as clean as possible.
Make Rooms Bright and Large – When you have people walk through your home, you will want them to notice that your rooms are all bright and have plenty of space. Go through each room and remove anything that doesn’t fit the room’s purpose. Put Store oversized furniture, which makes rooms appear smaller, in a safe location offsite, and rearranged smaller furniture to make the room look open and inviting. If you have exercise equipment in your office, store it elsewhere. Be sure to pick up the dog or baby toys from the living room and put them in the appropriate spot.
Increase Your Curb Appeal – Don’t know what we mean by curb appeal? Curb appeal describes how appealing your home is from the curb to potential homebuyers. Your home’s curb appeal shapes the homebuyer’s first impression on your home, so it’s important that you get it right. Pay some extra attention to your landscaping – prune and trim your plants, keep your lawn green and presentable, and consider putting a fresh coat of paint on your front door. Your home’s curb appeal will draw in curious homebuyers in no time. We have some ideas and tips here to help you get started!
Make the Necessary Repairs – There are some things in your home that might turn off a potential homebuyer. Consider fixing the items that you are aware of such as any crackling paint or drywall, dripping faucets, running toilets, and holes in the window screens. These and other issues will deter homebuyers.
Consider Staging Your Home – Want to sell your home more quickly and for more money? Consider having it staged! You don’t have to go all out and hire the most expensive decorator around. Instead, follow some basic staging advice to get the desired effect, which is making your home look big and inviting. Check out our tips on staging here!
Hire the Right Agent – Several homeowners attempt to sell their homes on their own, but oftentimes, it takes a very long time to sell their homes, and they don’t get the money they hoped for in the process. An expert in the field will be knowledgeable and keep your best interests in mind. Trust your biggest lifetime investment to the greatest professionals in the Metro East St. Louis region – the Massey Team! If you’re unfamiliar with us, you can learn more about our team here!
Of course, selling your home means that you are searching for a brand new home to enjoy your life in. We can help with that! Check out our listings on our website at www.dianamasseyteam.com. Be sure to call us at (618) 791-5024 or (618) 791-9298 to get started with your house hunting!