When it comes to putting your home on the market, there are a few tips and tricks everyone should know. If you are not hiring a realtor, then this blog post is especially meant for you. Potential home owners notice small things that can turn them off immediately to your home and in this post I will explain how to avoid having these things stand out in your home.
Brighten up your rooms. Potential homeowners prefer to see rooms that are brightly colored. Consider re-painting your kitchen or living room to a bright white. It is also important to get all the stains off your walls. Whether it be a stain from thrown pasta sauce or a child practicing their ABC’s on the walls, get out your magic eraser.
De-personalize. It can be tough for prospective buyers to envision themselves in your home if your walls are filled with pictures of your family and friends. It is important for them to be able to see themselves living in your house. It may be necessary to take your kids artwork off the fridge and remove the family portraits lining the walls of your staircase.
Landscaping. Focusing on the outside of your home is just as important as focusing on the inside. You never want your potential buyers to overlook your home due to some simple fixes. You could hire a small landscaping company in your area to cut your grass regularly and do some edging, or you could just do it yourself. Be sure to water your lawn and paint over any chipped spots on your home. Throwing down some new mulch can never hurt either.
Scrub and Deodorize. No one wants to look at, much less buy a dirty or smelly home. Potential buyers can be immediately turned off to a dirty home especially if it has an odor. You may want to look into hiring a professional cleaning service, if you are not up to giving your home the deep cleaning it needs. Even if you cannot smell your dog, that doesn’t mean others can’t. One tip is to bake cookies in your home before people come over, so they will smell the cookies and not your pets.
Clear Out the Garage. No one will expect your garage to be perfect but it can be difficult for others to see how they will use your garage if it is littered with all your junk. Organize the shelves and sweep the floors. If you need to rent a storage unit for all your junk, then so be it. You may even want to rent a dumpster to toss out all the things you’ve been holding onto but haven’t had the gut to throw away.
Declutter. This is the most important piece of advice I can give to anyone looking to sell their home. It is very important to get rid of the unnecessary items hanging out around your home. Clear out those junk drawers, throw out old newspapers, get rid of expired food, broken televisions, extra clothing and whatever else you may have taking up space for no specific reason.
Many homeowners find it necessary to rent a roll-off dumpster to declutter their home. You may find it easy to toss out the clutter when you have a dumpster on your property. Budget Dumpster offers residential roll-off dumpsters in many different cities. Go to our website at www.budgetdumpster.com or give us a call at 1-866-284-6164 to find out more information.