10 Things to Do to Prepare Your House for Sale

In order to sell your home as quickly as much money as possible, it pays to do a little work before putting it on the market. You don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of money, but you should definitely set aside a little time to make small but important improvements. Check out the 10 following examples for inspiration.

  1. Remove as much clutter as possible by renting a storage unit. Your home will look more spacious and inviting.
  2. If you have carpets, have them professionally cleaned. If they are in really bad shape, replace them.
  3.  Use a pressure washer to give the exterior of your home a clean, fresh look. Make sure to go around all sides. Use the pressure washer to clean decks, porches, driveways and walkways too.
  4. Clean out all of the closets and organize them. Prospective buyers shouldn’t be greeted with piles of clothes and other messes.
  5. Buy new curtains and blinds for rooms around the house. However, keep them open when showing the home to let in as much natural light as possible.
  6. Invest in new bedding. You’ll be able to bring it with you when you move, so you won’t be throwing away money.
  7. Set aside a weekend and paint the rooms that need it the most. Make sure to do the trim, baseboards and ceilings while you’re at it. A fresh coat of paint can work wonders.
  8. Replace hardware in your bathrooms and kitchen. New hinges, faucets, knobs, handles and other pieces can really spruce things up, and they don’t cost a lot.
  9. Remove as many personal items as possible and put them in storage. This applies to things like family photos. You want the people who walk through your home to be able to imagine themselves living there.
  10. If you’re going to pour extra money into one part of your home, it should be the kitchen or the bathrooms. A shiny new sink or upgraded appliances can dramatically enhance the appeal of these rooms.

With these points in mind, your home should be ready for its close-up!