Getting Your Home Ready to Sell The Best Tips

Getting Your Home Ready to Sell The Best Tips

  • Shirley Martin - January 27, 2021
  • 05/26/22

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Getting Your Home Ready to Sell: The Best Tips 

Getting your home ready to sell takes a lot of careful planning and hard work, especially if it’s a large house or if you have a lot of belongings. There are many things to think about, from making sure the interior of your home is clean to preparing the exterior and making minor repairs or updates. If you’re on a budget, it’s essential to think about the best ways to stay on track when decorating, repainting, and fixing things up. 

Fortunately, there are several things you can do to ensure that your home is well-prepped for sale. From giving each room a deep cleaning to decluttering all the spaces to make them appear bigger to turning to smartphone apps, there are plenty of ways you can get your house in great shape for potential buyers. With the right choices, you can make your home more appealing while increasing the value, meaning you’ll get the maximum price when it’s time to sell.  

Keep reading for some great tips from Bozeman Realty Listings on how to get your home ready to sell. 

Do a Deep Clean 

Deep cleaning your home will help remove stains and odors, making it more appealing to potential buyers. A deep clean will incorporate a much more comprehensive approach to preparing your home for sale than just vacuuming or cleaning the windows. It might mean steam cleaning the carpets and upholstery, washing the walls, and wiping down ceiling fans to remove dust and other debris. If you don’t already have a cleaning service you regularly use, look to apps like Tidy to help you book someone today so they can handle cleaning while you turn your attention elsewhere.  

Paint the Walls a Neutral Color 

Repainting can make a difference, especially if your rooms are small; the right color can make a room look bigger. Look for neutral colors that will enhance the space while allowing a potential buyer to envision their belongings in the room and stay away from dark shades, as these can make a space look small and closed-in. Sherwin-Williams has an excellent color visualizer app to help you settle on the right colors if shades leave you bewildered.  

Update the Flooring 

While it can be pricey depending on how big your rooms are, updating the flooring by removing carpet and adding laminate or hardwood can add serious value to your home. Measure the space and calculate how much new flooring will cost; start in the foyer, living room, and kitchen, as these are the most used spaces and will be the first spots buyers see. Take some guesswork out of measuring with the Magicplan app, which can be used from any mobile device.  

Keep the Exterior Looking Good 

The exterior of your home is just as important as the interior, if not more so, because it’s the first thing buyers will see. It’s relatively easy to keep the outside of your home looking nice; start by trimming the grass and shrubs and looking at your mailbox and front door to see if they could use an update or just a fresh coat of paint. It also doesn’t hurt to add a pop of color with hanging flower baskets. Look to apps like DIYZ to help you plan and efficiently execute your home’s exterior changes. 

Of course, once it’s all said and done, you’ll want to keep up with your listing through real estate apps and the portal your agent is using. It’s also worth noting that you want to make sure your device can keep up with all of these dynamic apps in play. If your current smartphone is crying out for an upgrade, take the time to invest in a new model to take advantage of these apps and ensure you don’t miss a call from your realtor when you get an offer! If you're wondering how you can afford a new smartphone, the good news is that you have options when it comes to saving your money. You can trade in your old phone for the chosen more unique device, for instance, or you can look into making monthly payments on your investment. No matter which model you decide to go with, know that your new device can be your tried and faithful technological home selling assistant.  

Getting your home ready to sell can be a time-consuming job, so it’s essential to plan well to have enough time to get everything done. If you begin early enough, you can complete a project over a weekend and move on to something else the following week. Remember that Bozeman Realty Listings is here to help make the selling process easier for you. And don’t forget to call in the pros for big jobs involving electricity or plumbing; this may cost a bit more than a DIY job, but it will prevent any nasty surprises down the road. 

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