Are you planning to put your home on the market in the near future?
If so, there are several things to keep in mind in order to get your home sold quickly and for the best price possible. Some of the items in the home selling checklist may seem time-consuming, but they are necessary and will all be worth it once you have sold your home and settled into a new one. And if you need help getting your home sold in Sedona or finding a new home, Brian and Cindy Real Estate is here to help make the transition as smooth as possible for you.
Here is a comprehensive seller’s checklist to follow to prepare for placing your house on the market in order to get the best results.
To begin our checklist, we will begin with how you should tackle individual areas of your home to certify your home is ready for a viewing or open house.
A daunting yet extremely necessary task, you should clean out all of the clutter and unwanted items from your attic. You can donate or sell any items that you find you don’t need anymore and begin organizing your first moving boxes with the things you do want to keep. Just be careful not to get stuck going down memory lane for too long when digging through your old memorabilia. We suggest this as step one in your selling prep process because it is much more efficient to approach cleaning out your home from top to bottom.
The bathrooms are an underestimated area of a home that can make or break a potential sale. Having a bathroom that appears as if it hasn’t been given any TLC in a substantial amount of time can easily deter prospective buyers from considering your property. Ensure your bathrooms are clean and spa-like in nature to help secure a contract. You can do this by cleaning the tile grout, removing any soap and mildew stains from the showers, tubs, and sinks, and making sure mirrors are squeaky clean.
One of the most important areas to anyone who is looking to buy a home, we recommend making your living room look as spacious as possible by getting anything and everything off of the floors and giving them a deep cleaning with a carpet steamer or mopping job. It also can aid the dimension of your living room to remove a few pieces of furniture before your open house to give the room an added simplicity and spaciousness. It will also get you started packing away more items for the move to your new home!
While we know this area may be hectic as you are preparing for your move, having your garage relatively tidy will impress your potential home buyers and show them that you have taken good care of your home. One priority to many people searching for new homes is garage space, so if you have boxes or other items that are filling up your garage, clear them out so buyers will see they have plenty of room to park their cars.
As the heart of your home, we know your kitchen has probably gotten a great deal of use, but it’s imperative to clean your kitchen thoroughly to the point that it looks brand new once again. Store away all small kitchen appliances that aren’t used on a daily basis. Showcase your countertops by having them empty and sparkling. Have your kitchen floor clean enough to walk through barefoot without feeling as if crumbs or other items are sticking to your feet. Also detail your kitchen appliances so they still appear to be in exquisite condition because having new and clean appliances is a major plus to those searching for a new home.
Outside of specific rooms, here are a few tips to consider for your entire home in order to be fully prepared for putting your home on the market with a realtor.
Maintenance and Repairs
You wouldn’t want to buy a house that you know will require immediate attention and maintenance, so get all of the faulty items fixed to give your potential buyers one less reason to not purchase your home.
While we covered a few areas to prioritize in cleaning, deep cleaning your entire home to give it the look and smell of a new home will allure more interest from more people.
When it comes to preparing your home for the market, painting is one of the most cost-effective improvements you can make as a homeowner that adds to the value of your home and increases the return on your investment.
Take Great Photos
Having high-quality photos is a must in today’s digital world as most of your leads of prospective buyers will be generated from online listings before they schedule a viewing for your home.
When it comes to receiving help selling your home, you need a real estate agent that knows the area like the back of their hand with a multitude of connections in the industry. Choosing a local realtor, like Brian and Cindy if you are selling your home in the Sedona area, also gives you access to people who are already in search for a home like yours. Your home will also be a featured listing online where people in your area are looking for homes to ensure you are one of the first options they find.