Guidelines to Follow for a Successful Home Sale

Guidelines to Follow for a Successful Home Sale

Looking to sell your home as fast as possible while also scoring a great deal on it? That will certainly be a challenge, unless you are willing to work hard to keep your home in pristine condition. Here are some guidelines to follow for a successful home sale:


1. First Things First: Get a Home Inspection


As soon as you know that you are ready to sell your home, you should schedule a presale home inspection. This inspection is done by a professional, and they will be able to spot certain aspects of your home that need repair or improvement. He or she will likely discover things that you may have overlooked. By doing this at the beginning of your home selling process, you will have plenty of time to make repairs and won’t have to worry about finding something problematic later on.


2. Keep it Clean


This might seem obvious, but you’d be surprised by how many sellers miss out on a sale because their home is unfit for a showing. For best results, spend time straightening up your home before each open house (or every day), so that it looks picture-perfect. Don’t assume that someone simply won’t notice an unmade bed–they will.


3. Continuously Advertise Your Home


If your home is on the market, everyone should know. Enlist the help of your friends, co-workers, and family to spread the word about your home. Promote your listing on social media as well. You never know; you may unexpectedly land a great deal through word-of-mouth.


4. Do a Deep Clean of Your Home Once a Week


In addition to tidying up your home every day, you should also do a deep clean of your entire home at least once a week. This way, you won’t have to do as much cleaning each time you need to prepare for an open house. If you are a pet owner, pay attention to the smells of your rugs and carpets and do your best to make them odor-free.


5. Keep the Essentials, Give Away the Rest


You should get into the habit of going through your closets and determining which items are necessary for you to keep, and which items you should consider donating or selling. When showing your home, buyers will be interested in looking at closet space. A buyer will be turned off if he or she sees a closet overflowing with clutter. So, it is best to keep your closets looking neat and organized, so that prospective buyers can accurately assess how large they are.


6. Make Your Home’s Exterior POP


Catch the eye of potential buyers by properly maintaining your lawn, cleaning your front steps, cleaning your windows, planting flowers, and adding a fresh coat of paint (if deemed necessary). These are all great ways that you can enhance your home’s appearance, attracting additional buyers to your property.


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