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To-Do List for Putting Your Home up for Sale
If you want to sell your home, there are some relatively easy things that you can do to make sure the home sells quickly and at a higher value. At Mary Couzens Realty, LLC, in Pebble Creek, Arizona, we know that people who are looking to sell their homes can use the money from the sale for their next home or whatever reason they have. Going through this to-do list will help with the process.
- Declutter your home, but don’t depersonalize.
- Reduce the amount of your furniture.
- Repaint with neutral colors.
- Make minor repairs.
- Clean everything.
- Take care of the garden.
- Reface kitchen cabinets.
- Think about new fixtures.
- Declutter counters in the kitchen.
- Turn on a light in dark areas of the home.
- Add a wall mirror.
- Use the fireplace. If you don’t use it, make sure that it’s clean.
- Remove bad smells.
- Create good smells. Baking cookies is a great way to get a house to smell like home.
- Let your agent do the selling.
While there are few things that you can invest in that will recoup their value, homes for sale need to appear light and airy. Do whatever you can to make your home look bigger. This includes changing wall colors to neutral tones and adding mirrors. The cleaner your home looks, the more likely it is to sell.
Do not overlook the importance of smell. Be sure to get take care of any bad smells at the source. Do not try to cover them up. Freshly baked cookies always create a homey smell that people enjoy. If you are a smoker, quit. Then lay out vinegar in the home for 3 days before you are going to show it. Open all of the windows—the smoke smell should leave with the vinegar smell.
The most important thing for anyone to do when it comes to Pebble Creek houses for sale is to stay out of the real estate agent’s way. When you hire someone to sell your home, it is important to let him or her do the job. Oftentimes, the best way to do that is for you to not be there when the agent sells the house. Then you don’t have to worry about the assessments of a potential buyer offending you, and you won’t have to worry about having to answer questions about the neighbors, neighborhood, or what is wrong with the house. Chances are that your emotional attachment to the home will get in the way of finding someone to purchase it.