Sponsored By: Leesa Northrup, Carolina One Real Estate
Thankfully the market has recovered, and many people are considering putting their home on the market.
I often receive calls asking me what needs to be done do to get their house ready to sell.
Below are some inexpensive things you can do to prepare your
home to sell.
Declutter! Most of us have much more ‘stuff’ than we need, and when we get ready to sell our homes that can be a liability. So get rid of as much as you can and pack away as much as you can. Even if you need to get a temporary storage unit: declutter!
Clean! Clean! Clean! A clean house sells much quicker than a dirty one. One thing people often overlook is baseboards and showers. Wipe down your baseboards and make sure your shower sparkles. The average buyer assesses a home in less than 90 seconds so the first impressions are invaluable. You want your home to smell good and be squeaky clean!
Replace old carpet and repaint. Neutralize paint color where needed. Fresh paint and new carpet will help sell a home quickly, and they are two of the most inexpensive things you can do to freshen a home. New paint and new carpet give an older home that “new home” smell and feel.
Repair or replace broken appliances. Buyers expect homes to be in good condition. Unless you want to sell your home as a “fixer upper”, you should repair or replace anything that is broken.
Freshen your landscaping. Trim your bushes and put out fresh pine straw. Place flowers by your front door. Your yard is the first thing a buyer sees so you want it to look attractive!
I hope this is helpful. If I can be of any assistance as you consider selling your home, please feel free to call me and I will be happy to give you a free consultation.
How to contact Leesa...
Phone: (843) 442-0987