When it comes to selling your home, sometimes you just don’t know where to start. At Morrison Home Team, we don’t want you to feel overwhelmed, this should be an exciting time! To help with that stress, we had compiled a list of 4 projects to start and finish before listing your house. By checking these off your list, you will not only diminish your stress, but also gain a competitive edge against other houses in the market.
Keep Up With The Small Things
Let’s face it, sometimes we get used to living in the same place for a while. This could lead tp us not noticing when something small needs to be fixed or updated. Before listing your house, we urge you to walk around and check up on projects that haven’t been a priority lately. Change light bulbs, fix your mailbox, paint the window panes, fix that one drawer in the kitchen that is a bit cockeyed, cover old nail holes and touch up the paint in the bedrooms. These little fixes go a long way!
Spruce Up Your Floors
This is a bit of a bigger project, but one that could really help the sale of your house. When it comes to sprucing your floors, there are a couple of options:
- Clean your carpeting
- Freshen up your hardwood floor
Hiring a carpet cleaner, especially if you have pets or children, will go a long way with minimal effort. This will also ensure that the carpeting will look “fluffy” and the rooms will seem all around brighter! With regards to hardwood floors, consider restaining, if you feel the color is outdated, or refinishing them to give the room a bit of extra shine.
Clean Out Your Closets
We are very sorry to tell you, but when your house is on the market, gone are the days of shoving things in a closet and calling the place clean. Closets are a huge selling point for homes and because of that, buyers like look inside to see how big they are. The best way for them to gauge the size is by cleaning out and reorganizing everything in the closet. Throw out or donate items that aren’t needed anymore and purchase storage containers to tidy up the space for everything else. This will do wonders!
Amp Up Your Curb Appeal
The outside of your home is the first thing that buyers will notice when they pull up, so give them that wow factor! We recommend trimming the bushes, weeding the yard, even planting a few flowers or adding some mulch if the yard really needs it. If it’s warm, make sure your grass is well watered and green. Something else that is a quick fix: repainting your front door. A study from Zillow earlier this year stated that homes with black front doors sell faster than other colors! Add a welcome mat and some potted plants, and you will successfully wow your buyers.
Do you have more questions about projects to take on before listing your home, or just want to learn about the process? Contact your Morrison Home Team agent, or send us a message in the “Contact Us” tab of the website, we love hearing from you!