January 12, 2022

Home Sale Preparation Tips


We’re in a seller’s housing market, as inventory being unable to keep up with demand. If you’ve been thinking about putting your house up for sale to either downsize or move into a senior living community, now may be the perfect time to do so.

Before you list, however, you want to put your best foot forward. Centers Healthcare has six steps you should take to get your home ready for potential buyers.

  1. Have the Home Inspected Yourself

A home inspection is usually the obligation of the buyer, but if you spring for one, you can become aware of any issues that you’ll have to take care of before the property will be able to sell anyway.

  1. Deem Which Repairs Are Necessary

Some repairs may be needed for a house to sell, while others—such as a new roof perhaps—may not be required and can be worked out into the sale price of the home.

  1. Declutter

Decluttering your home and taking personal effects out truly help in the sales process. Tidying up—especially on shelves and closets—make these areas seem larger, and removing things like pictures and refrigerator art give potential buyers a chance to envision their personal effects in the house instead of seeing yours.

  1. Have the Home Cleaned

Invest in a professional cleaning crew to come in and scrub the house from top to bottom. Having bathroom tile, fixtures, and kitchen appliances shine is well worth the cost.

  1. Check the Landscaping

Having the lawn mowed, bushes trimmed, and even a clean area around the front door gives buyers a good feeling about your house before they even walk in. Pro tip: an easy way to add value to your home is by repainting the front door, with black or gray being the most popular color.

  1. Speaking of Paint…

In addition to touching up trims, door frames, and windowsills, repaint bold colors in the home with neutral tones.

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