Best 5 Tips for Preparing Your House to be Buyer-ready

April 11, 2017

Best 5 Tips for Preparing Your House to be Buyer-ready

There’s a lot more to getting your house buyer-ready than putting up a “for sale” sign and hoping the right prospects come along. Of course, you love your home and think it’s perfect, as is. But, many buyers want to see it in its tip-top condition, so they can imagine the best case scenarios of living in it. Use these top 5 tips for preparing your house to be buyer-ready:

  1. Clean your home from top to bottom. Make sure every surface (even ceiling fan blades) is dust-free and clean. Vacuum the nooks and crannies. Wash the windows. Polish the faucets. If deep cleaning really isn’t something that’s up your alley or that you have the time to do, consider hiring a cleaning service to spiff up your home.
  2. Declutter your home. That stack of mail on the counter or your makeup in the bathroom need to be tamed and stashed out of sight. Organize your closets, so buyers will see that your home has ample storage space. Remove family photos and personal knick knacks so buyers won’t be distracted by these things and can imagine their own belongings in your home.
  3. Neutralize the decor. While you may love your bright blue dining room, there will be a buyer who won’t appreciate it. Tone down the paint colors and replace them with neutrals (tans or whites). Add slipcovers to any wildly-patterned furniture. Change up any eclectic decor and replace it with something more traditional.
  4. Perform those put-off honey-dos. Every house has a few uncompleted “fix it” tasks. But, when you’re prepping your house for buyers, you want to complete these chores. Fix a leaky faucet, tighten loose doorknobs and patch up any random paint scuffs.
  5. Boost your curb appeal. As a buyer pulls up to your home for the first time, he formulates his first impression. Trim the shrubs, weed the flower bed, fix any loose boards, freshen up the paint and put out a welcome mat. Make sure your home is inviting from the very beginning at the front door.

Pro-X Realty can help you attract buyers and complete other tasks that will make your home attractive to buyers. Contact us today!