Moving Blog
October 21, 2018

Getting Ready to Sell Your Home

Getting Ready to MoveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Planning to market and sell your home before moving to a new home? We've got sound advice regarding must-do tasks and staging techniques for whenever it is time for an open house.

To sell your house quickly-and for your complete requesting price-you’ll want to do a bit of preparation work initially. While some prospective buyers will be in the market for a “fixer upper” or do not mind dealing with a couple of Do-it-yourself projects, an inadequately staged or cleaned residence could be a real turnoff. Naturally, if it appears you did not handle the surface tasks (such as painting and modernized windows), what does that say regarding the condition of the house's innerworkings?

You do not need to spend lots of money getting your residence “show-worthy” prior to selling and moving, however, you ought to take a couple weeks to get everything in ideal shape. Here is how.

Curb Appeal: Initial impressions make a difference, particularly when selling a house. There is something about vibrant, blossoming plants and a colorful front door that makes a home feel welcoming straight away. In the event you only do a single thing with regards to home preparation, ensure it is the outdoor area. Cut the yard, trim the shrubs, pressure wash the outside, and/or put up a new paint trim. And even a new welcome mat makes an impact.

Depersonalize the Area: Sure, the photographs of your loved ones are what makes your residence into a home. However, the things which cause you to feel cozy and warm on the inside are not universal. Given that you will have to pack everything up prior to when you move anyway, utilize this occasion to place your photographs, knickknacks, along with other personal things away. With regards to selling a house, less is better.

Emphasize the Closets: One important thing just about all prospective homebuyers would like more of is space for storage. A residence with additional closets is a real advantage. In case you do not have fantastic closets, maximize them by cleaning them, painting them in a new white layer, and adding additional shelving. A roomy, uncluttered closet could make a huge difference.

Open the Doors and Windows: Benefit from milder temperatures to bring fresh air and light inside the house. In chillier temperatures, use aromatic candles, or cut apples, dust them with cinnamon, and roast them on minimal heat just before an open house.

Fix the Big Thing: Most people have one-that big, costly repair that’s been postponed for a long time. Perhaps it’s a new roof or a current heating and air conditioning system. Maybe it’s a kitchen space that has not been remodeled in more than two decades or floor covering which really needs to be replaced. Even though these types of improvements can be expensive, you’re prone to find a quick return, particularly if you emphasize this improvement as part of the selling package. (In the event you do not have time for this type of thing, you might also offer a purchase allocation for the new buyer to get it done themselves.)

Put Away any Valuables: Having visitors wandering in your house at all hours throughout the day may be terrifying, particularly if you have got things out that may be quickly pocketed. Remove little, valuable things and keep them in a safe or your safety deposit box. Make sure that prescription medications aren't available to open house guests.

While your home is on the market, do not neglect to do day-to-day upkeep. Doing a clean sweep of your house each day is important when it is being shown to prospective buyers. Devote a couple of minutes each morning making the beds, dusting surfaces, running a vacuum cleaner on the carpeting, and emptying the trash cans.

And, once it’s time to start thinking about moving to a new home. Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we can help!


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The Mickelson Family
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