As we prepare for a busy spring housing market, it’s important to remember that buyers can be very selective. That’s why properly preparing your home for resale is so important. When buyers are looking for the best possible home for their needs, something out of place could cost you a sale. Here are some of the best ways to get your home ready for showtime.
7 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Resale
- Start outside of your home and take a look at your landscaping. Curb appeal forms the basis of the first impression every visitor gets of your home, so make sure that your lawn is trimmed and looking great. Remove any weeds from your garden and consider planting some seasonal pops of color around your mailbox and front door to brighten things up.
- Clean the outside of your house. If the exterior looks unkempt and messy, buyers will assume that you didn’t take care of the outside or inside of your home. Gutters should be cleaned, and all siding should be pressure-washed.
- Are there any repairs you’ve been putting off? Now is the time to tackle them! While the market isn’t completely a buyer’s market right now, you still want to make sure that your home is in the best condition possible.
- Remove any clutter from the inside of your home and depersonalize your living space. You want any buyer coming into your home to imagine themselves living there, not be focused on pictures of the family currently living there. If you have a lot of things that you need to move out of your home, consider renting a storage unit for a few months to fill with your personal items, knickknacks and photos.
- Make your front door an eye-catching invitation into your home. Give it a fresh coat of paint and find a wreath that flatters your doorway. If your house numbers are faded, now is the time to refresh them so that they are easy to spot from the street. You can also purchase a new welcome mat to invite buyers into your space.
- Organize your closets and drawers. It’s unrealistic to think that you will move everything out of your home while it’s on the market, but that means that you need to take care when displaying what you are leaving behind. Messy closets make it look like your home has insufficient storage space, which you don’t want browsers to think.
- Think carefully about the colors in your home. While your dark purple bedroom or lime green bathroom might reflect your personality, chances are a potential buyer will not feel the same. Choosing to repaint your walls a neutral, safe color will prevent buyers from being distracted by paint when looking through your property.
Partner with the Okeke Team
Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or looking to sell your home, the Okeke Team of Tristar Realty, Inc. is here to help. We specialize in turning your home dreams into reality. To get the buying or selling process started, or just to learn more about what your property might be worth, contact us today by calling (443) 825-0023.