by CNBNews Staff
(CNBNewsnet)(May 16, 2018)--Deciding to sell your home is a big decision, and while it’s an exciting time, it can also be a stressful experience for you. Prevent any unnecessary tension and extra worrying by planning ahead and preparing yourself for this big undertaking.
There are certain areas you should be paying attention to first as you get ready to sell your house. Know what these are ahead of time, so you’re not rushing around last minute trying to play catch up or assuming you know what needs to get done before you move. Remember to try and have fun with it and look forward to what the future holds for you.
Pick a day you want to be done with all your tasks and work backward from there to help keep yourself on track. It’s important to make lists and then prioritize what you want to get done first and so on. While you may want to try and do it all, it’s likely there will only be time for the most important responsibilities once you decide you want to sell. Treat it like a business and chore that needs to be attended to promptly and professionally.
Clean & Organize
One area you want to make sure you address fairly quickly is to clean and get organized. A great idea is to scan through a list of water pumps and replace the old ones or purchase high-pressure options for helping you to clean areas like your patio and driveway. Also, this is an excellent time to go through all of your belongings and get rid of or donate what you no longer need or want. The less you have in your home when it’s time to depart, the fewer items you have to move.
Make any Necessary Fixes
Someone who buys your home isn’t going to want to deal with a lot of headaches before they move in. Increase your chances of getting a decent offer by making any necessary fixes ahead of time. Work with a contractor on the more difficult projects and try to DIY anything possible to save yourself a little money. Don’t forget about the outdoors and your curb appeal when going around and making a list of what needs upgrading and repairing.
Painting is a great project for you to do yourself, or you can hire a professional to come in if you’re in a time crunch and have hard to reach areas. It’s recommended you go with neutral colors that anyone will find appealing when you’re trying to sell. This isn’t the time you want to try out new designs and get all fancy. Make sure you take a look at what needs refreshing in all of your various rooms and also paint any chipped trim.
Don’t panic if you’re about to sell your home and feel a little lost. Use these tips to help get you started on the right track. Do it the right way the first time, and you should have no problem finding a homebuyer who’s interested in your property.
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