How to Get Your House Ready to Sell
Are you looking to sell this year? With stronger sales, lower inventory and higher demand than ever before, if you’ve ever considered putting your house on the market, now is the time.
2020 prompted people to think about where they live. With the effects of the pandemic beginning to wane, more and more people are visiting the Northern Adirondacks, and communities are springing back to life — with one difference. COVID has helped people realize that it is possible to live differently, and a Zoom call from the mountains can be as productive and effective as a Monday morning meeting at the office — and a lot more fun.
Even though it is a seller’s market right now, it is still crucial to ensure your house presents well so that it can show competitively in this quickly moving market. We’ve compiled a list of tips to get your home market-ready.
5 tips to get your house ready to sell:
- Give the house a deep clean. Things like washing the windows (inside and out), having carpets and rugs professionally cleaned, and deep cleaning bathrooms is important to do before listing as well as throughout the time the house is on the market. It’s also a good idea to stock up on lightbulbs – when showing the house, every light and lamp (both interior and exterior) will be turned on.
- Declutter. Potential buyers love to see clutter-free space and storage. It helps them to visualize themselves in the house, rather than being distracted by knickknacks and overflowing closets. This is important when showing both virtually and in-person.
- Let the light in and give every room a purpose. Make sure your house is shown in its best light. Potential buyers can better envision themselves in the home when they can envision how each room will be used.
- Call a handyman. Before putting your house on the market, make sure to fix anything and everything. Think: jammed locks, squeaky doors, leaky faucets, and appliances. You’ll want to have a handyman on call throughout the selling process. We have a list of great contractors and are happy to provide recommendations on getting your house top-dollar ready.
- Get a home inspection. Although not required, getting your house inspected before putting your house on the market is one of the best investments. It’s a good idea to get a home inspection before doing repairs in an effort to save yourself time and money.
Have questions about what to fix and/or where to start? We’re happy to walk you through the process. Give us a call today: 518-418-7747.