Selling your home is a pretty big deal and can cause a lot of stress on the whole family. There are many things you will have to do in order to get it prepared and spruce it up before you can sell it. If you have taken good care of your home and kept up on repairs over the years, there shouldn’t be too much hard work to do. However, you should always speak to a real estate expert before putting your home on the market to see if there are any major changes they suggest you make to your house before attempting to sell.
You may be able to get a lot more money for your house with just a few simple and inexpensive changes. Here are 3 things you should do to get your house ready to be put on the market.
Before putting your house on the market, you should always hire professionals to do a major deep clean of the entire home. Even if you clean on a regular basis, if you have lived in the house for a long time there are almost certainly crevices that have not been cleaned properly in years. If you have any carpeting, consider hiring someone for carpet stain removing services. It is also smart to have someone clean any debris off of your roof, scrub the insides of all cabinets, and anything else that will make the house sparkle just a bit more before potential buyers get a chance to look at it.
Having your home inspected is an important part of getting it ready to sell, because a professional inspector will be able to tell you if there is anything structurally wrong with your house that will decrease its value or make it much more difficult to sell. Although this part of the process can be a little anxiety inducing, it’s best for you to know about any major flaws so that you can make informed decisions about how to deal with them.
In addition to inspections and cleaning, you will also need to check your entire house inside and out for any repairs that need to be made on it. If the repairs needed are major and costly, you can sometimes work it out with the buyer so that the cost to cover these repairs is included in the final sale price. Do not lie to real estate agents or potential buyers about repairs that need to be made, as that will only hurt you in the long run.
Overall, selling your house is a huge decision and a big life change. That being said, it doesn’t have to be a painful process. Just make sure to take care of the things on this list early on and it will be a far more stress free experience.