Thinking about selling your home this fall?
When it comes time to put a house on the market, many homeowners make the mistake of focusing on the big issues that they overlook the little things. While it’s important for owners to complete any necessary major repairs, it’s equally important to tackle those little maintenance tasks before getting your home ready to sell. Here’s our list of small last-minute tweaks to take care of before selling your home.
1. Maximize Your Open Space
If there’s one thing that can send potential buyers running for the hills, it’s the thought of living in a cramped house. Regardless of whether you live in a small cottage or four-bedroom home, you’ll want to maximize your open space by decluttering the area and moving your furniture to the edges of the room. That way, you don’t have to worry about interested homebuyers feeling overwhelmed and claustrophobic when they tour your home.
2. Attend to Your Light Fixtures
We’ve mentioned the importance of working light fixtures on the outside, but the same rule applies inside your home as well. Before showcasing your home, do a quick run through each room and test to see whether the lights are working. Replace any burnt-out bulbs, fix any loose fixtures, and don’t forget to clean the face of your light switches.
3. Fix Squeaky Drawers and Doors
Squeaky doors aren’t just annoying, they also conjure up mental images of old, poorly-maintained homes—and that’s the last thing you want prospective buyers to think when they tour your house! Fortunately, remedying this problem is a relatively easy fix. Simply go to your local hardware store and buy a can of silicone spray, which you’ll then spray on door hinges and drawer tracks to reduce noise and ensure that everything opens and clothes smoothly.
4. Replace Your Blinds
Nobody wants to move into a house with dirty blinds. Not only are they an eyesore, they’re also a pain to clean. What’s more, dirty and broken blinds may look like a trivial matter, but they send the message to the interested buyer that the home isn’t being maintained properly. For this reason, it’s always a good idea go ahead and replace them before putting your home on the market. After all, nobody wants to lose out on a sale because of blinds!
Getting the Most Value from Your Property
Doing those last-minute projects to get your home market ready? The Edge Group at Keller Williams is happy to help you along the way. Or agents have the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure you sell your home for what it’s worth and not a penny less. Contact us today to get started.