3 Tips on How to Get Your House Ready to Sell

Andrea Johnson
Andrea Johnson
Published on February 10, 2019

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It’s common knowledge that how your home looks from the curb will either repel or compel buyers. So, besides that, what else entices home shoppers to decide to make an offer on a home?

Let’s take a look at some easy fixes you can perform that will ensure that once those buyers step foot in your home, they won’t want to leave.

1. What happens when they open the front door?

When the buyer’s agent unlocks the front door and his or her clients step through and catch their first glimpse of your house, what do they see? 

Try this! Go walk in your front door and pretend you’re a visitor. Does the door handle work well? Does the door creak? What do your eyes see as you open the door?

If your home lacks a welcoming entryway, create one. Depending on the size of the area, this could mean merely adding a rug or runner or placing a console table, hutch or other piece of furniture in the area to define it. Pinterest is always a great option for finding ideas. Make sure their first impression of your home is a good one. 

2. Those little extras

Door knobs, drawer and cabinet hardware, faucets and even light fixture covers may not seem like a big deal, but they all go into making a room feel put together. Update them and you’ll have buyers loving what they see.

And the bonus is that these fixes are inexpensive. They can be as inexpensive as a few dollars each, and can really update the look of your home. 

3. The Bathroom

Bathrooms are second in importance to kitchens in the minds of homebuyers.

Look at listings of homes for sale and you’ll find photos of bathrooms full of kids’ toys, toiletries covering the countertops, ratty shower curtains, stained toilets and dirty bathtubs.

The best way to tackle a bathroom is to remove everything visible. Buy a Tupperware container and store all of your toiletries, the blow dryer and curling iron in it. Replace the shower curtain, rugs and towels.  Buyers will peek into drawers and cupboards to get an idea of how much storage a room has, which is why the whole Tupperware container storage works great to get the clutter out of the way but still have it accessible. 

Getting homebuyers to fall in love with your home is the best way to get the most money you can for it. Appeal to their emotions by freshening up the most popular rooms.

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