Selling your home can be challenging, especially given the current state of the world. Ensuring a successful home tour is crucial when trying to sell a house. Capturing the feeling of a lived-in home can be tricky and some may even say costly. Avoiding clutter while simultaneously showing the potential the home has is difficult, but definitely doable. There are plenty of ways to present your home in the best way possible. Keep reading below for easy ways to accomplish a successful home showing.
Take some time to really disinfect your home. Not only will this ease any fears the buyers may have with the pandemic, this will also give your home a more polished appearance. After moving some of your belongings out, the last thing you may want to do is deep clean the house. This is a crucial step, however.
Although cleaning can be time consuming, there are easy hacks to assist you in this necessary task. If the majority of your items are already packed, have cleaning supplies delivered to you. This will be convenient in so many ways. With the new guidelines and regulations social distancing requires, cleaning in between showings will be important. Having the supplies delivered right to you allows you to cut back on some time, lending your focus to tasks such as setting up the furniture or completing the yard work.
Don’t Forget Curb Appeal
We have all heard the saying, “Don't judge a book by its cover.” This may be something we try to live by, however, buyers may instantly assess your house with a first glance- it's human nature! With a sloppy exterior, buyers may think the interior repairs are sloppy and unkempt as well.
Investing in some new landscaping or just simply revamping the mulch around your bushes will do wonders for your home. If there are more major repairs, such as a broken window or a leaky roof, it is worth spending the money to fix as that will be money you get back after the sale. Beautifying the outside will provide immense value to your home and give you that curb appeal you always wanted!
Let Go of Clutter
With any home sale, whether in a pandemic or not, you will want your home presentation to be outstanding. One of the first steps to take will be decluttering. There is nothing that will make a home harder to view than too much stuff, especially when it is personalized.
Start by going through the home and boxing up any knick knacks and other larger items that will take away from the presentation. Doing so will not only make your place look better but you will be one step into the process of being ready for the mover you pick. Continue by thinning out excess furniture until you have a more minimalist look to your home. Buyers will appreciate being able to picture their things in your home.
There are so many things that go into prepping a home for sale. This only means it can be easy to forget some steps. Before letting in your first buyers through, take a walk yourself! Similarly to proof-reading an essay, walk through as if you were the buyer and adjust any glaring mistakes. Following these simple steps will put you on the fast track to selling and you'll be calling the moving company to haul everything to your new residence before you know it!
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About the PublisherBo Kauffmann is a residential real estate agent with over 18 yrs experience in helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals. Inducted into the REMAX Hall of Fame in 2010 and receiving the REMAX Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, Bo has sold over 500 houses and condos in the Greater Winnipeg market. He is an accredited buyer representative (A.B.R.) and a Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. Bo provides exceptional service to First-Time Home-Buyers, Seniors looking to downsize and Home Sellers of all ages. He can be reached easily By E-Mail or call/text him Call/Text Here
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