When selling your home, make sure you spend time decluttering and cleaning your house before you move out. Prospective homebuyers equate a clean house with a home that was well cared for and well maintained.
What’s the first thing I should do when selling my house?
Cleaning your home before you move out requires both elbow grease and reducing clutter. Floors, walls, cupboards, windows, basements, and garages should all be spotless and free of stains and odors. True or not, buyers regard dirt as a sign that you have not kept up the house.
What are other cleaning tips for selling my house?
Once your walls, doors, and woodwork are clean, spruce them up with a coat of paint – starting at the front door. When you prepare for selling your house, go neutral.
As for floors, take a good look at the carpets. If they’re shabby or worn, consider replacing them. Depending on the age of your home, you may find wood floors under old carpet that don’t need much refurbishing to be saleable – a great alternative, given the popularity of wood floors.
Must I declutter before selling my house?
Though exhausting, cleaning is less traumatic to many sellers than decluttering. If your home has wall-to-wall furniture and overflowing closets, buyers might see your home as too small. Remove some of your prized possessions so prospective buyers can see the lines of your home, as well as the amount of storage space you have. The same approach applies to clothes and other things you have accumulated. Reduce volume so buyers see spacious closets. Sell or donate the rest.
Once you have decluttered, depersonalize by removing your photos, trophies, collections, etc. A buyer might not be turned off by a picture of Jimmy on the piano, but dozens of pictures of your family are distracting.
Is there a way of selling my house without spending a dime?
Some homes need more than cleaning and decluttering, which can be a problem if you are selling your home because you are being foreclosed on or have other financial problems. These initial steps take time, but repairs take money. If you don’t have the time or money to do either, you may wish to sell your home to a company that buys homes. They will pay you for your home as is, in record time. This approach can eliminate the time, elbow grease, and money you spend on preparing the house for sale.
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