February is just around the corner! Now is the time to start preparing to sell your home after the new year. In today’s real estate market, it’s no longer about simply putting up a ‘For Sale’ sign. In a buyers’ market, sellers need to present their property to be as spectacular as possible. If you’re planning on selling your house this spring, be sure to read below to help you prepare for the upcoming spring market.
Finish those home repairs before you sell your home
Take advantage of the quiet winter months and check your home for minor repairs and improvements. Major renovations can be costly, but simple repairs such as paint touch-ups, replacing the light bulbs, re-grouting the tiles on the bathroom floor, and cleaning up your backyard can make a world of difference in the appearance of your home.
Declutter (and declutter some more)
Start decluttering the major areas of your home. Donate or throw away things you have not used in a long time. Keeping your home neat and clutter-free helps prospective buyers visualize themselves living in it without being distracted with all the clutter.
Hire a realtor to help sell your home
One of the most important things to do when it comes to selling your home is finding a realtor. Ask your friends and family and interview different agents to find the best one for you.
Prepare the paperwork
Ensure you have all the paperwork ready for the buyers and agents. This will help save time and prepare yourself for any questions they might ask. Remember, your realtor and real estate lawyer can help with this!