Tips For Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

So you found your new Gemcraft Home, but before you can buy it, you need to sell your current house. Here are our top 10 tips for getting your home ready to sell so you can get into your dream home!

Always be Ready to Show

You never know when a potential buyer will be ready to come by for a showing, and you don’t want to miss out on a sale because your house isn’t ready. Assume someone is coming every day and keep your house clean and ready to show.

Curb Appeal

First impressions are everything, so make sure the lawn is mowed, paint any faded window trim, plant some flowers, trim the bushes, and make sure your house numbers are clearly visible.

De-Personalize It

Potential buyers want to see themselves in your home, not you. Put away personal photos and family heirlooms.

De-Clutter

Again, potential buyers want to envision their stuff in your home, not your stuff. So clear off counters and shelves, leaving your home as much of a blank slate as possible.

Organize Closets and Cabinets

Storage is a huge selling point and buyers will snoop, so make sure your cabinets and closets are clean and organized.

Light It Up

Open the curtains and add extra lighting to any dark area. A bright room is much more inviting.

Make Minor Repairs

All those things on the to-do list you’ve been avoiding? Now’s the time. Fix the leaky faucet, paint over scuffs, tighten the loose doorknob.

Do a Mini-Renovation

Now isn’t the time for a full home makeover. But making some small changes like replacing fixtures, faucets and hardware in the kitchen and bathrooms can make a big difference.

Go Neutral

Consider painting any bold walls a neutral color and swapping out any loud statement pieces with something a little more subtle.

Look at Your Home Like a Buyer

Put yourself in the shoes of a potential buyer. Stand outside and scrutinize the curb appeal of your home. Walk through the home to see how it flows.