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How to Prepare Your House for Sale

Selling your home? Without doubt, like all other sellers, you want it to sell fast and for a great profit. But, selling your home in its current state might not be enough to attract good offers from buyers. One of the first and important steps in selling a home is careful planning and preparing your home. Read on to know how to prepare your house to instantly receive offers.

1. Identify and perform repairs.

If you’ve lived in your home for a long period of time, there will definitely be signs of wear and tear. Even the slightest damage can be a red flag to buyers. These problems can lower the value of your home and will give buyers the opportunity to bargain. 
Go through each room of your home and note all the repairs that need to be made such as:
  • Holes or dents in walls
  • Cracks or chips in your floors and paint
  • Cabinets and drawers that do not open and close properly
  • Leaking or faulty kitchen and bathroom faucets and fixtures
  • Clogged drains 
  • Broken tiles in the kitchen and bathroom 
  • Signs of water damage
  • Faulty lighting
  • Defects in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system 
  • Defects in your smoke detectors, electrical panel, and circuit breakers
  • Peeling, cracks, rust, or rots in your windows and other exterior fixtures
  • Neglected landscaping

Though costly, repairs can increase the value of your home so you’ll need to make adjustments to your house’s selling value.

2. Declutter and clean consistently.

Keeping all the rooms clear of clutter lessens distraction. This will allow your house viewers to concentrate on the space rather than the contents. Buyers tend to look inside all of the parts of your home including closets, cabinets, attics, and basements. So, never shove a pile of things inside them when you have a scheduled viewing. You can use storage bins or baskets that can be stored under beds or neatly stacked in a basement or closet. This will make everything organised and nice to look at.

Hallways are also important as they are the entryway to your home. Keep them clear of shoes and clothing when you receive viewers.

It is also important to do thorough cleaning of your home. Make sure it is spotless. Maintain cleanliness by vacuuming daily, waxing floors, wiping water from kitchen and bathroom fixtures, and dusting furniture.

3. Depersonalise spaces.

Aside from cleaning and decluttering, you should also depersonalise the spaces of your home. When viewers visit, they imagine themselves living there with their belongings inside. This can be difficult if your home has your personal belongings all over it. Depersonalisation will enable your viewers to see themselves living in the home. Remove personal items such as family photos, souvenirs, religious symbols, awards, and collections. 

4. Stage your home.

Stage your home in a way that will impress buyers and make them want to live there. You don’t need to stage the entirety of your home. Focus on rooms that impress buyers the most such as the kitchen, living room, master bedroom, and bathrooms. It does need to be costly. Put in pieces that add the extra pizazz to a room. For example, place a bowl of fresh fruit on the kitchen countertop and set the dinner table with fine dinnerware and linens. In the living room, add a vase of fresh flowers on top of the coffee table. Place fluffy white towels and display pretty decorative soaps in your bathroom.

5. Put it to the test.

Before putting up your house for viewing, invite some family and friends over. Ask them for honest feedback on how your house looks after preparing it. This step can help you determine whether or not your house is ready for your viewers.


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Is your Las Vegas home for sale? Need some tips for selling your home? Monarch Property Management & Realty can help you sell your home in as easy as 1, 2, 3. No need to feel lost because we will guide you throughout the home selling process. 

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