Selling your home can prove to be a big undertaking. That’s why it’s important to have a plan in place ahead of time to make sure you are doing everything to set yourself up for house selling success.
Today, we will go over a few things you can do in and around your home to spruce things up a bit before you sell the property. We will also offer advice on what you can do with materials you already have in the home, such as leftover paint, to make the venture hassle-free for you.
This is one of the first things you want to do. When a potential buyer looks at the home, they need to be able to see past the clutter and personal knick-knacks that may be lying around. Potential buyers should be able to focus on the home itself without any distractions.
Decluttering will also help you when it’s time to pack up your possessions and allow the moving process to go a lot more smoothly. It gives you the chance to get rid of items you don’t need so you can start fresh in your new home.
Paint The Walls
To make your property look more appealing to potential buyers, consider giving your home a fresh coat of paint inside and out. Many of us have leftover cans of paint in the garage, so now is the time to put them to good use. When stored properly and in the right conditions, you can use oil-based and latex paint for up to ten years.
To check whether the paint has expired, use a screwdriver to pry off the lid and take a quick sniff. If the paint is still good to go, it should emit a strong, chemical-like odor similar to how it smelled like when it was first purchased. However, if there is more of a rancid odor, then the paint is no longer usable.
Enhance Curb Appeal
Finally, you will want to enhance your curb appeal too. Clean the rain gutters out; power wash the exterior to remove any mold, mildew, and dirt; check the roof; and fix broken or deteriorating shutters, porch railings, steps, and doors.
With these pieces of advice, you will be able to fully prepare your home before you put it on the market. And if you focus on using the materials you already have in your home, you can avoid making unnecessary trips to the hardware store, too.