Planning to Sell? | 8 Things To Do Before Listing Your Home in 2023

March 20, 2023

Planning to Sell? | 8 Things To Do Before Listing Your Home in 2023


Declutter and Depersonalize Your Space

One of the most important things you can do when staging your home is to declutter and depersonalize your space. Remove any personal items, such as family photos and excess clutter so that potential buyers can envision themselves living in your home. This can make your home appear larger and more inviting. Start by removing any unnecessary items from your kitchen counters, bathroom vanities, and coffee tables. Then, take a look at your walls and clear them of any posters or decorations that may not appeal to everyone. You can store these items in a box and place them in a closet or storage room for safekeeping during the selling process.

Clean Your Home from Top to Bottom

A clean home can make a big difference in how potential buyers perceive your property. This includes deep-cleaning carpets, wiping down baseboards, and scrubbing bathrooms and kitchens. Consider hiring a professional cleaning service if you need help with this task. Professional cleaners have the tools and expertise to clean your home quickly and efficiently, leaving it in pristine condition for potential buyers.

Add a Fresh Coat of Paint to Your Walls

Painting your walls a neutral color can make your home feel brighter, cleaner, and more spacious. It can also help buyers visualize their own decor in the space. Plus, it's an inexpensive way to update the look of your home. Neutral colors such as beige, taupe, and light gray are timeless and appeal to a wide range of buyers. If you have outdated wallpaper or bold accent walls, consider removing them or covering them with a fresh coat of paint.

Focus on Curb Appeal

The exterior of your home is the first thing potential buyers see. Make sure your lawn is mowed, trim hedges, and add colorful flowers to the front yard. Consider painting your front door or shutters to make your home more inviting. You can also add some potted plants or a small bench near the front entrance to create a welcoming ambiance.

Rearrange Your Furniture

Rearranging your furniture can help make your space feel more open and inviting. Remove any bulky furniture and arrange pieces in a way that maximizes your space. You might even consider renting furniture to stage your home if you don't have the right pieces. Keep in mind that less is more when it comes to furniture, so try to keep your space as uncluttered as possible.

Add Some Decorative Touches

Simple touches such as throw pillows, fresh flowers, and new bedding can help spruce up your home and make it feel more inviting. Consider investing in some inexpensive decor to give your home a fresh look. For example, you can add a colorful rug to your living room or hang some artwork on your walls. Just be sure not to go overboard with the decorations, as this can detract from the overall look and feel of your home.

Update Light Fixtures and Hardware

Changing outdated light fixtures and hardware can make your home feel more modern and up-to-date. This can be an inexpensive way to update your home's look and make it more attractive to potential buyers. Replace any outdated or mismatched light fixtures with modern, energy-efficient options. You can also update the hardware on your cabinets and drawers with sleek, modern designs.

Use a Professional REALTOR®

Selling your home is a big decision and can be a daunting process, but don't worry - you don't have to do it alone! At Key Team at Compass, we're here to offer our professional expertise and guidance to make the selling process as smooth and stress-free as possible. One of the greatest benefits of working with Key Team is that we're not just here to sell your home - we're here to build a relationship with you. We take the time to understand your unique needs and goals, and tailor our approach accordingly. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service, and our clients are our top priority.

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