Monday, November 17, 2014 / by Ken Couture
Have you considered selling your home, but are not quite ready yet? Sometimes figuring out where to start isn’t as easy as it sounds. Here are some things that Elizabeth Weintraub at AboutHome says will get you ready!
The first step in the process is to remind yourself that you are selling your home. This home may have a lot of great memories, but stepping back and remembering that you are moving for a reason can help you take a look in from the outside. This will help when it is time to make changes to the house you have called your home.
Personal items can be a distraction for potential buyers. Take down all family heirlooms, pictures, and other things that can limit a potential buyer’s imagination. When they walk into your home, they should be able to envision where their personal items will go, and not have to look past your items.
De-clutter, de-clutter, de-clutter! This is a very important step! If you haven’t used it in a year, you most likely won’t be using it ever again. Get rid of things. Sell them, donate them, or give them to friends. Get these items out of your house and make room for more important things.
Go through your closets and cabinets. Every person who comes through your house will open all doors and cabinets. You want them to look organized and roomy. Remove any extra items, and organize what you need so it looks nice and neat.
Clean your entire house. Clean windows, floors, carpets, and ceilings. Make sure your home has good curb appeal and update any outdoor paint that is chipping. Make small repairs to things that need it so it doesn’t come up later.
Rent a storage unit. Remove unnecessary furniture and put it in storage. Pack your personal items and knickknacks and put them in storage. This gets things out of your home and opens up your home for a potential buyer to imagine where their things will go. If you have any fixtures, appliances, or window treatments that you want to keep, now is the time to remove them. These can also be added to storage.
Now that your home is ready to go on the market in the Las Vegas area, visit my website or call me direct, Ken Couture, 702-610-6247.