Spring is the most popular time of the year for buying and selling homes. The goal for every prospective buyer is to find the perfect house and get moved in before the new school year starts. As a potential seller of the home, you will want to do all you can to increase the changes that you’ll be able to get the price that you’re asking for. That price can be worked out with your listing agent, but it will help if you take some proactive measures. Here are some tips to put into action to get your home ready for the market:
Paint the Walls
When was the last time your walls were painted? If it has been more than five years, then it might be time to “freshen” things up. Although you might have brought in your personality to the color scheme, for the real estate market you’ll want to stick with neutral colors like white, beige or light gray. A fresh coat of paint can also help cover up some imperfections on the walls that have accumulated over the years.
Make Minor Repairs
The more you can fix around the house, the better off you’ll be when it is inspection time. You should schedule a handyman to take care of all those things like stuck doors or windows, cracks in plaster, broke appliances and any other repair that you’ve been putting off. The less things seem “broken” around the house, the more it will seem like a good deal to those buyers.
Boost Your Curb Appeal
The outside of your home is going to be the first impression those buyers will see. Your can boost your curb appeal by power washing the exterior and putting in new plants for the garden. You always want that first impression to be, “This looks nice.”
Consider Inspection Reports
A home’s roof, foundation and plumbing will be the major concerns for a prospective buyer. You can assure them that everything is fine, but they won’t believe it until they’ve conducted an inspection. You can help them by providing your own certified inspection reports. Those reports can help insure that the price you are asking for the property is genuine.
Clear Out the Clutter
You’ll also want to clear out the clutter from top to bottom. Every prospective buyer is going to look through all areas of the home including your closets, basement, garage and attic. Now is the perfect opportunity to get rid of all your unwanted rubbish and the perfect company to help with that is Junk Works. These are professional junk haulers who can clear out any storage space in a matter of minutes. Getting rid of that rubbish now also means you won’t have to pack it up for your move. Let Junk Works help get your home ready for market by clearing out the junk today.