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How to Get Your House Ready to Sell in 30 Days

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 23 July 2019 02:57

Preparing to sell your home doesn't have to take months on end. Here's how to get your how ready to sell in 30 days... or less!

Are you interested in selling your home?

Selling a house can be an exciting and rewarding process. It allows homeowners to enter the real estate market and possibly earn extra revenue. It's also a way to learn about business and how homes are valued.

While it can be a profitable experience, it can also be a daunting task. Many homeowners aren't sure of what to do to get their homes ready to sell.

Continue reading to learn about how to get your house ready to sell in 30 days.

Invest in Storage

Because you are trying to make your home as clean as possible, you need to invest in some form of storage containers. These can be cardboard boxes, plastic containers, garbage bins, etc.

Having the means to get rid of all the trash within your home will make the home cleaner and give you a place to pack up your decorations and personal items.

If you don't have another place to put your leftover things, you can rent a storage unit. People often use them when moving to a new place because, in addition to holding several boxes, they're also large enough to hold furniture.

Make the Kitchen a Priority

Many buyers focus on the kitchen because it's where they'll spend most of their time. A kitchen's appliances are one of the main things that people consider when looking at homes because they can give them more ways to cook and save money. 

Equipping your home with modern appliances will allow you to raise your home's value. They often have multiple uses and are energy-efficient, which are two things homeowners like to see.

Make sure that you thoroughly clean the appliances, countertops, and cupboards. Leaving every surface spotless will attract buyers and assure them that it's a good place to prepare food.

Handle the Bedrooms After the Kitchen

After your kitchen is thoroughly cleaned, you need to hit the bedrooms. The bedrooms require just as much effort as the kitchen does because of the amount of time that is spent in them.

You should focus on thoroughly cleaning the floor. If you have carpet, deep clean it to remove any dust or bacteria that could trigger allergies.

If you're trying to sell your house successfully, you should consider investing in new bed covers and pillows to make the bedrooms seem more inviting. Consider buying new lamps for the rooms to make them feel alive and comfortable.

If the bedrooms have closets, you need to empty them. This is where the storage containers come in handy.

Once you empty the closets, be sure to dust any shelves and clean the floor just as thoroughly as the rest of the room. If the closet doors need any repairs, such as the hinges, now is the time to fix them.

Depending on the size of the home, you might have an extra dresser that doesn't match the theme of the room. This is common in smaller homes because they don't have much space for storage.

Remove the extra furniture if it gets in the way or doesn't match the rest of the room. This will make the bedrooms look professional and organized.

Make a Good First Impression

A good first impression is the best way to get a fast sale. Greeting buyers with a friendly attitude and providing them information will build trust and give them confidence. 

Aside from being polite, your home should also provide a good first impression. When a client arrives at the house, they need to be shocked by the effort that's gone into its maintenance.

The two things that buyers will see when visiting a home is its entrance and front yard. You can go outside of the home and look at it from the street to give yourself a good idea of an arriving buyer's point of view.

Neatly trim the grass and get rid of any weeds. Clean the driveway and sidewalk by removing any marks. You should also ensure that the door is fully painted without any chipped paint or marks.

Invest in high-quality outdoor lighting to make the walkways and gardens visible. If your home doesn't catch the eye of others, consider planting some flowers to add some color to your lawn.

Hire a Real Estate Agent

If you'd like to receive further help with the process, you should find a real estate agent to make things simpler. Real estate agents are hired by both first-time and experienced sellers.

One reason that real estate agents are so valuable is that they have their own network of people that can help you. With a real estate agent, you may have access to exclusive deals for home improvement services.

Since real estate agents specialize in selling homes, they keep up to date with the market and can tell you how much your home is worth. They can also give you recommendations that will help you sell your home quickly.

Use This Advice on How to Get Your House Ready to Sell in 30 Days

With this article, you now know how to get your house ready to sell in 30 days or less. By tidying up your home and investing in new items, your home can appeal to any potential buyer.

If you'd like to sell your home fast, get started by hiring a realtor and cleaning your home.

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Listing Additional Info

  • State: Maine
  • Address: 3213 Bloomfield Way
  • City: Otis
  • Zipcode: 04605
  • SOLD: no
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Knorr Kendra is a senior editor at the A long-time columnist, her work has looked in the thebaynet, medium and many other publications. She would like to write related to health, real state, and other general topics.

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