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Sellers: 4 Tips for Preparing a Home for Resale

There is more to selling a house than simply moving out your belongings and then listing it on the market. If you want to sell your home for what it is truly worth, you are going to need to spend a little bit of prep time fixing up your home to make it as appealing as possible.
Getting your home ready for resale is easier said than done for the average person. Most people have an emotional connection to their home which makes it hard for them to separate their personal feelings versus what is going to make the house more marketable. Fortunately, we have some tips that will help you avoid these problems so that you can get your home ready for the market.

  1. Accept that this is no longer your home

    The first thing you need to do is dissociate yourself with your home. You will still be able to enjoy all of the memories that you have had living in it, but it is now time to think about your house from the perspective of a seller instead of a homeowner. As soon as you can do this, selling your property will become incredibly easier.

  2. Pack away all personal belongings

    While this sounds like an obvious step, many people make the mistake of saving the decluttering for later. But the sooner that you box up all of those non-essential items and store them away, the quicker you’ll be able to get your home market ready. And as an added bonus, decluttering will also help you better come to terms with the fact that you’re moving out.

  3. Start making repairs around the house

    The best way to ensure that you sell your house for what it’s truly worth is to put it on the market in a pristine condition. Nobody wants to pay top dollar for a home that has acquired noticeable mileage, so be sure to patch up all of those imperfections thanks to wear and tear. This is when you’ll want to fix any holes in the wall, give your house a fresh coat of paint, and replace and cracked tiles and broken light fixtures. And if you’ve painted the inside of your house a wild and vibrant color, you’ll probably want to repaint it with something more neutral regardless of whether it needs a new paint job or not.

  4. Maximize curb appeal

    Don’t wait until the last minute to get your exterior in ship shape. Now’s the time to spend replant dead flowers, manicure your front lawn, and trim those overgrown shrubs. Remember, the better your house looks from the road, the more likely that you’ll find an interested buyer.

Planning on selling your home and need a little help getting started? Let White Tank Properties assist you with getting your house prepped and ready for the market. Give us a call today at 623-606-9354 to learn more about how we can you sell your home for maximum value.