Whether you’re moving for a new opportunity, a change of scenery, or for some other reason, moving out of a home you’ve lived in for a long time comes with its own set of excitements and hardships. Regardless of why you’re moving, you will want to present your home for selling in the best light that you can.
When you’re gearing up to sell your home, don’t forget to mentally prepare yourself for not only leaving your home, but showing it to those you don’t know. Take time for yourself throughout the process, and make sure your home is looking its best so that you can move on faster and focus on your excitement and for your new space. Read on to learn how to present your home for selling.
The most important thing to do when setting your home up to show to buyers is to stage it correctly, and set it up so that they can envision how they’ll utilize and set the space. This isn’t about showing them your home – it’s about showing them their future home, that they should be able to envision themselves in during their showing.
Below, we’ve outlined some great ways to make sure your home makes the best first impression possible, and how to speed up your sale!
An essential element in making sure your home looks its best for potential buyers is to declutter and clear out your space completely. In addition to doing a total deep clean, declutter all of your closets, common spaces, and just everywhere in the home, really.
This might be a good opportunity for you to move your things into storage, or get them packed up and ready for your own move. With your things decluttered and beginning to get moved out anyway, this will also make your home look its best for buyers.
Though it might not seem particularly appealing to strip your home of your personal items and its character, it’s essential to depersonalize a space before showing it to potential buyers.
Prospective home buyers need to be able to envision the potential of a space, and be able to figure out how they would configure their things and work the space to fit their view. If they walk into a home that’s still full of your personal things, they’ll feel like they’re walking into someone else’s home, and not their future home. This can disrupt your sale, and make your place less appealing and workable for buyers.
Prior to putting your home up for sale, make sure to deep clean and take care of any repairs that you might’ve been putting off for a little bit while you lived there. By taking care of repairs you already know about prior to a sale, you’ll make your home not only look better, but sell faster.
If you leave these repairs, you’ll just wind up having to do them anyway once your home is inspected prior to closing – and having to then carry out these repairs will cost you time, money, and could slow down your sale as a whole.
We hope these tips on how to present your home for selling have been helpful. Once you successfully sell your home, it’s time to head to your new location! For all of your moving needs, don’t forget to use EE Ward Moving & Storage Co.’s excellent and efficient moving services to get you where you need to go.