Tips on getting your house ready to sell when you’re moving
Getting your house ready to sell can be overwhelming. Click over and see these tips to get you moving into your new house faster!
I was walking around the block and took a different route than I normally do and noticed that there were five houses for sale in a small section of our neighborhood.
I live in a town where not many people are from here. There are a couple of big industries that keep people moving in and out of the area. It’s fun to talk to all the new neighbors and find out where they originally came from.
Every time I find a friend is moving, I get really anxious. I think about if we ever needed to move again and all the work that’s involved, looking for movers, new homes, researching their new area and schools can be a really stressful time. Here are some tips to help make your moving process a little smoother.
Tips on getting your house ready to sell.
This is the first thing in making your house look great. First impressions are so important! I feel the outside of the house takes longer to prepare than the inside.
- trim bushes
- keep lawn mowed, edged, weeded and watered
- plant flowers
- Apply new mulch or pine straw
- freshen up the front by painting the door, shutters, columns, etc.
- get rid of old or broken porch furniture- It’s better to have nothing than something that looks old and gross.
- purchase a new door mat
- pressure wash sidewalk and driveway
- wash, paint or replace outdoor light fixtures
- power wash house
Find a GOOD realtor.
You’ve probably noticed the same realtors name over and over in your area. That probably means they are an expert in your neighborhood and is successful.
Ask friends, family and neighbors for recommendations. A good realtor can get your house on and off the market fast.
Declutter your house to get ready to sell
My husband and I rented a storage unit. We made the garage look bigger by emptying it out. I boxed up the out of season clothes to make my closet look organized and larger.
Clear off your kitchen and bathroom counters. Just because you use a blender, toaster, coffee maker, dish rack and air fryer daily doesn’t mean potential buyers do and it may look cluttered to them.
No one wants to see a hundred stuffed animals or 20 Lego creations cluttering up a childs room.
No one wants to walk in a dirty house. Take some time to do some deep cleaning.
- shampoo carpets
- repaint or wash walls (Repainting helps make a house smell better too.) Here’s a great article on painting a room from beginning to end. If you haven’t painted much, this is a great guide. Painting is a inexpensive way to make a big change.
- paint baseboards- This isn’t a fun job, but it makes a huge difference.
- If you have a pet, make sure the bed looks clean, smells nice and is out of the way
- Replace toliet seats, if stained. (cheap and easy)
- Wash windows