When selling your home, the first steps you take are some of the most important. Please keep reading for our expert tips.
Explore the Home
Look around the home to see what is there and what needs to be done. Do not put your home on the market if you don’t have your home in the best shape. Think about updates you can do. Have your house painted if it needs it, or fix a few things. Prepare the home by checking the foundation for cracks or other issues. The floors are the most important things to check before your home goes on the market. Maintain the lawn and exterior. If you don’t have a yard, fix your flowerbeds, shrubs, and other outdoor spaces. Make sure to also add a fresh coat of paint to the exterior—vacuum and shampoo carpets. Check out the plumbing. The more you get done upfront, the less work you’ll have to do once a potential buyer is inside your home.
Sort and Declutter
It might seem obvious, but before putting your home on the market, you need to declutter. Once your home is emptied, you’ll have a clearer idea of what’s missing – in terms of furniture or decor – and what you want to keep. Create a list of items you think could sell and how much they’re worth. Remember to include personal items, too, such as photos and anything belonging to your children.
Get a Professional Inspection
We all love the idea of giving our homes the ‘Go’ sign on the market, but getting it sold right the first time is another matter entirely. This is why getting a reputable and professional inspector to inspect the property is essential. Skilled inspectors look at all the things you’ll see from a distance, such as an owner’s manual or DIY guides, to test the honesty of claims. But they also check behind the walls, inspecting insulation, electrics, and plumbing. This will tell you any potential problems with the home that you didn’t know about. Take your time We know that you want to get your house on the market as soon as possible, but that doesn’t mean you have to do anything fast.
Prepare for showings
Selling your home can be stressful, but having your home looking its best is the best way to sell quickly. Come up with a list of things you want your home to be looking like at each stage of the process. If your house is empty, move clutter from the floor to the counters and move knickknacks to clear surfaces. Use wicker baskets and planters to keep the eye moving down the room. Put away dust and clean carpets. After you’ve cleaned your house, you can go back and vacuum or clean carpets. Put an extra coat of dusting on surfaces before you list them for sale, and get rid of anything that isn’t selling well. Dust the furniture, and wash rugs before putting them out for showings.
Contact SOS Home Offers
The first steps you take when selling your home are some of the most important, so get expert help and contact SOS Home Offers today. We buy homes in any condition fast so you don’t have to worry about staging, showings, open houses, or last-minute repairs. Call us today to get your free, no-obligation offer, and you could be closing on the sale of your home in as little as 14 days. We proudly serve Augusta, Georgia, and surrounding areas.