Are you tired of your current house? Are you thinking of moving to a new place? Before you sell your home, there are some things you should consider in order to get the best price:
Clean up your yard: If your lawn is looking a bit ragged or you have let your hedges and flowerbeds go, now is the time to remedy that. Although you may think this to be a waste of time if you are going to sell your home and move somewhere else, having a tidy yard will make your home more attractive to prospective buyers. In contrast, an untidy yard may give them the impression that the home hasn't been taken care of properly and this can result in fewer offers and for a lower amount than you wanted. If you are unable to clean your own yard, hiring a lawn care service will likely more than pay for itself.
Touch up your paint: Does your home have chipped or fading paint, either inside or outside? Buyers may take a look at the outdated paint job and move on to a different home. While it's doubtful that you'll need to repaint the entirety of your home, it would help if you redid whatever areas need the most work. If you have a painted wooden fence, you might want to consider repainting that as well.
Put things into storage: Your home is probably full of things like family pictures and may have some pieces of mismatched furniture. If you intend to continue living in it until you sell your home, pack up your extremely personal belongings and put them into storage. Many buyers like to imagine what the house will look like when they move in. But they may have a hard time doing that while staring at a picture of your beloved grandmother.
Organize everything else: Anything that isn't going into storage should be rigorously organized. If you aren't used to keeping your home absolutely spotless, this may be difficult for you. Expect buyers to look into everything, including your medicine cabinets and under your sinks. Everything should be sorted by size, packed neatly into storage containers or otherwise made to look as neat and tidy as possible.
Repair what you can: Although it hardly needs saying, you should make what repairs you can to your home before selling it. Even a relatively minor defect, like a slow drip on the kitchen faucet, may potentially take hundreds or even thousands of dollars from the bids you get when you sell your home. Ask a listing agent (such as one from Valencia Realty) what he or she thinks are the most important repairs that you should do to get the best price for your home.