Clean Everything – Go beyond your routine clean and if you don’t have the time or desire to do the cleaning yourself, hire professionals. Everything needs to be cleaned – flooring, carpeting (replace your carpets if they are old and gross), walls, fan blades, windows, under the fridge, and any big or small place in between. A sparkling clean home goes a long way with potential buyers. Keep in mind, your home may be on the market for weeks; so you’ll need to maintain a clean home for showings.
Minor Repairs – When you are thoroughly cleaning your home, take note of any minor improvements you need to make. Fix your broken garbage disposal and any leaky faucets. Is your garage door on the fritz or some of your electrical outlets faulty? Small repairs are worthwhile for most home sellers.
Design Updates – Even small updates to a room can make it look newer and more up-to-date. Replacing outdated or worn-out light fixtures, countertops, flooring, and appliances will bring your home to life. If your budget only allows for minor updates, the kitchen is usually the most important area to buyers.
Paint – How do your walls look? Do they need a fresh coat of paint? Maybe some of the colors need to be toned down a little. If you are going to paint, choose neutral colors.
Natural Light – Let the sunshine in! Natural lighting will make your space appear larger and more inviting. Consider adding a touch of nature inside too, like a potted plant or flowers in a vase.
Pets – Make sure you store away, repair, or replace furniture and fixtures stained or scratched by your pets. You should also keep your pets secured and even off site during showings and home tours.
Odor Removal – If your home has any lingering, pungent smells, buyers are more likely to be turned off. Don’t cook anything with strong odors and thoroughly clean pet areas (especially where litter boxes are). Using scented candles or baking can make the home smell more inviting.
Home Inspections – Having your home inspected early can help you get serious problems fixed before showings. It also makes the entire sales process a little easier and faster too.
If you’re selling a home in Burlington, Wisconsin and need a reputable, experienced realtor to make the process easy, quick, and profitable, give Market Realty Group a call. We’d love to help you sell your house and move on to the next feeling great about your transaction. Contact us to learn more!