After several years of diligently saving money, I’m nearly ready to purchase my first home. Because I’ve been thinking about buying a home for so long, I know exactly what I want my house to look like. I desire a place that has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. I also need a quiet space to set up my home office in. I want a massive, walk-in closet in my master bedroom. My master bathroom needs to have double vanities, a tiled, walk-in shower, and a Jacuzzi tub. On this blog, I hope you will discover how to set priorities during your new home search. Enjoy!
If you're going to be listing your home on the local real estate market in the near future, it will take a bit of prep work to make sure that everything is ready. You don't just stick a sign in the front yard and call it a day, since you should be doing the following things before your ready for buyers to start walking through.
Improve Your Curb Appeal
Now is the time to make changes to your front yard to improve it's curb appeal. You want to make a lasting impression on anybody that comes to your home with a potential interest in buying, and you don't want them to see things that may cause them to second guess their decision.
Make sure that the lawn has been well cared for, which includes planting grass seed or laying down sod in places that need some help. Plant flowers in your gardens that add a splash of color to your home and make it look well cared for. Make cosmetic improvements to the front of your home to fix things like peeling paint or dirty siding. All of these things can really add up to improve your home's curb appeal.
Get Rid of Clutter
Buyers are going to be walking through your home and evaluating it for their needs. One thing they will be considering is how much storage you have and if it looks like you are moving because you have outgrown your current home. This problem can be fixed by removing clutter.
Go around your home and try to get rid of things that are not necessary and simply taking up room. This may include a stack of mail that permanently sits on your end table, kitchen appliances that are on your counters that you rarely use, and items in closets that you'll end up donating or throwing away before you move.
Anything that you can do to reduce clutter is going to make your home look clean and as if it has plenty of room.
You do not want sellers to tour your home and see things that make it look like you're living there. This includes personal photos and things of that nature. Try to remove personal items so that the home looks more generic, allowing sellers to see themselves in the home rather than buying it from another person.
Speak with your real estate listing agent for more tips on preparing your home for an upcoming sale.