Selling your home isn't as easy as just taking a few photographs of your home and placing a "For Sale" sign in your yard. To get your money's worth out of your home, it will take a little more work. See below for a few tips on how to get your home ready to sell.
Ditch The Junk
Get rid of any items you no longer use or need. This is the perfect time to de-clutter your home in preparation for your new home. Make a few piles, one to donate, one to throw away and another to place in storage. For items you want to keep, but don't want left out for potential buyers to see, place them in storage at another location. Do this in every single room. Try to get rid of as many knick-knacks on shelves, counters and walls as possible. This way a potential buyer can see just how much wall space or counter space they have to put their own things.
If you changed one or two bedrooms to an office, gym or a play room, change them back into a bedroom. This helps potential buyers imagine these rooms as extra bedrooms.
Remove Excess Furniture
To help make your rooms appear more spacious, take out extra pieces of furniture. Take out the love seat from your living room and only keep one sofa and a chair. Take out extra pieces of furniture in the bedroom to make them appear larger as well. If you have extra chairs at the table, leave only four. Place the extra furniture in storage until your home sells.
Clean The Garage
Clean out the garage so there is enough room for a car to park in it. If you have a two car garage, be sure that two cars can fit inside. A potential buyer wants to see that cars can fit in the garage, but if you have too much clutter in the garage, it's difficult to imagine that.
Trim The Landscaping
Cut back tree limbs that may be blocking the view of your home. Also trim back over-grown shrubs and bushes in front of your home. Separate plants and greenery that have grown in to clean up the front of your home. The front entrance of your home is a big selling point of your home and the first thing a potential buyer sees. You want this area to look it's best.
When selling your home, be sure to have photos taken by a professional to help showcase your home in the best way possible. Also contact a interior design home staging expert to help stage your home in an effort to sell your home faster.