Selling your home takes a significant amount of preparation, planning, and hard work. While moving and starting a new chapter in a new home is an exciting step for many families, the steps of preparing to show and sell your home often requires many phases of preparations before your first open house or showing. As you prepare to sell your home this year, consider these five aspects of planning.
Decluttering a Space is No Easy Task
While the undertaking of decluttering your home depends on the size of your home and the number of your belongings, it may require several phases of sifting through your things over time. Whether your clutter requires a deep cleaning or just a simple tidying up, the goal of your efforts should be to maximize your space in the most efficient way possible.
Neutral Walls Make Your Home a Blank Slate
Because of their universal appeal, neutral paint on the walls of your home creates a blank canvas for someone else’s decor in your home. Not only will lighter colors on your walls neutralize your space, but it will also make your home look cleaner and more open to potential buyers as they walk through your space.
Your House is Now Someone Else’s Future Home
One of the critical aspects of preparing to sell your house is to make it appealing as a potential home to potential buyers. While staging and neutral decorating are essential factors of enhancing its appeal, it is important to eliminate personal details that made the house your home.
Repair and Repaint Your Walls to Undo Damage
Once you have eliminated clutter from your space, you may notice scratches, dents, or other signs of damage on your walls. For this reason, it is crucial to repair and repaint your walls as you prepare to sell so that your home appears to be clean and well maintained for a potential buyer.
Prepare to Make Plenty of Updates and Repairs
Your agent may advise you to update certain aspects of your home that may make it more appealing to potential buyers such as floors, appliances, or aspects of the home exterior to enhance its curb appeal. As you prepare to sell your home, it is important to factor these updates into planning your time and budget for the process of selling.
Trust the Professionals at Clagett Enterprises for Your Realty Needs
If you’re looking for the perfect realtor for your property or a professional to assist you during your purchase of any home, you can rely on Clagett Enterprises. Clagett Enterprises is a full-service real estate company with almost 30 years of experience in the Frederick and Western Maryland area. For assistance with selling your home and getting the best possible price, contact us online or give us a call at 301-665-6009. To meet our team and see some of our beautiful homes, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.