Things You Need to Do Before Putting Your House on Sale

Lorraine D. Silva  |  July 10, 2023

Things You Need to Do Before Putting Your House on Sale
Selling a home can be a stressful and nerve-wracking process at times. Between listing, moving, financing, and selling, there surely are several moving parts. For this reason, you have to make sure your home is ready to be bought by someone before you actually put it up for sale. 
So, how can you make sure your house is ready to be listed for sale? Well, we can help you with that! Here we have piled up some important things you need to do to ensure you get the best deal for your house. 

Step 01: Make a List

Before you get started, the very first thing you need to do is to make a list of the things needed to be done. Here, you also have to plan how you will be getting the decluttering process done. 
Notably, since you’ll have a little time on your hands, you should limit the time you’d be spending on each room to a few hours at maximum. Stick with the limit you set so that you can spend more time getting done with the work and less time drawing away in the memories. 

Step 02: Gather Supplies

Now that you have listed down everything, the next thing is to gather everything you’ll need to declutter your house. Supplies you may need include markers, boxes, trash bags, timers, and labels. 
Moreover, you can also add other things that come to mind moving forward. The main idea here is to be focused on the task by having all the required supplies on hand. 

Step 03: Sort and Choose

You can not take everything you have in the house into your new house. Hence, you have to sort and choose the things that’ll be moving out with you. As for the things that’ll be left behind, you can either donate, recycle, or trash them.
The best way to do this is to keep all of your emotions aside and do it unpassionately and aggressively. If you think you’re being indecisive, leave that thing and come back to it later when you’re done with the rest of the things. 

Step 04: Make Things Appear Bigger

You may not know, but people are going to ask you to let them see your garage, backyard sheds, and even utility closets. Hence, make sure to make them look decluttered and clean. 
Furthermore, by cleaning these places, you can also make them look more organized and spacious. 

Step 05: Make Your House Look Welcoming

Buyers love it when they get homely feels from a house. Hence, your house should do the same so that it can get more potential buyers. 
Notably, you can do it by setting up an accent table or sleek coat rack to make your entryway look more welcoming. Create an entrance that would feel more welcoming and draw a greater number of potential buyers in. 

Step 06: Clear the Hallway

Things like photographs, hanging hooks, and other artworks can make your house feel cramped, especially if the hall is very slender. Therefore, make sure to remove all the visual clutter from your hallway to make it look orderly and neat.

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