Give Your House A Deep Clean
First and foremost when placing your house on the market you are going to want to hire a professional cleaning service. We want to emphasize the importance of having a clean house when showing your house. Think about it, if you walked into a home you're considering buying would you be able to look past the dust and dirt? No? We didn't think so and neither would we. Everyone knows first impressions are everything, so to make it count you want to clean every service removing and dust, dirt, and grime. This includes any and every surface in the house, from toilets to hardwood floors. You want every and all surfaces to look brand new for the potential buyers.
Over time your home becomes a haven for all sorts of bacteria, dust, mold, spores, or pet dander. Hiring a professional cleaning service will without a doubt dramatically reduce the amount of buildup from past years. Hiring a cleaning service that can sufficiently provide a satisfactory deep clean will help you get ahead and stay ahead of your cleaning efforts giving you greater peace of mind.
In addition to having your house cleaned by a professional cleaning service, you should make sure that any dirty dishes have been cleaned and put away in their proper cabinets. Also, make sure you put out clean towels on towel racks, any dirty laundry has been picked up and cleaned, and you have put new bulbs in removing the possibility of them burning out during a showing.
Organizing and decluttering your home will improve the aesthetics of your home and look great to potential home buyers. You want to depersonalize your home making it more appealing to a wide range of buyers while still maintaining a warm and welcoming feel. This means you should put away any family pictures, posters, or paintings that you've accumulated over the years. By giving your house a more generic feel it allows buyers to use their imagination and picture what it would be like to live in the home after they buy it. This can be achieved by renting a storage unit and moving any unnecessary clutter while the house is being shown to buyers. Certain storage facilities will even come to your house to pick up your items, take them to the storage facility, and then deliver them to your new home depending on the new location.
Hire A Handyman
Before you list the house you should call a professional handyman to check for and fix any internal problems your house may have. This includes any plumbing problems, leaky faucets, peeling paint, broken appliances, and squeaky doors. Doing so gives your buyers peace of mind and confidence that your home is the right one for them.
Stage Your Home
If you are like most people, including myself, you aren't a professional interior designer or don't have much experience with it. Hiring a professional will help present your home in a way that is the most aesthetically pleasing to buyers giving you a greater chance of selling at the price you want. Staging your home includes proper landscaping, so we recommend calling a professional landscaping service to cut your grass, and trim bushes. Finally, find a photographer that has experience with listing houses and is able to provide high-quality pictures for the online listing.