5 Tasks to Complete Before Putting Your House on the Market

Receiving timely, over-asking-price offers is always the goal when placing your home on the market. Today we are sharing 5 tasks that will give prospective buyers a great first impression. In addition, these tasks can add thousands of dollars to the value of your home and cut the time it takes to sell. By portraying the picture of a flawless house, home buyers can see the full potential of your space.

Boost Curb Appeal

Great curb appeal can create a lasting first impression. It’s important that your landscaping looks neat and that it complements your home’s exterior. Make sure your yard is looking its best by clearing out debris, watering the grass, trimming the hedges, mowing the lawn, and putting in a few annual flowers to brighten things up. Clean the exterior of your home and add some bold, vibrantly colored accessories like planters, door decorations, or a welcome sign.

Deep Clean

The kind of clean your home needs to be before listing is not the same as weekly vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning the bathrooms. It is not even the type of cleaning you would do before your mother-n-law comes for a visit. We are talking about a deep, deep clean. This means baseboards, appliances, light fixtures, switch plates, vents, fan blades, windowsills, drawers, cabinets, fireplace – nothing is off limits. Potential buyers will examine your home and its contents with a fine tooth comb. A spotless home will send the message that this is a well-maintained property. Hiring a cleaning crew for a one-time deep clean is definitely a wise investment as it can add to your resale value.

Revive the Flooring

Take a hard look at the area underfoot. Allow your floors to put their best foot forward with a professional cleaning, especially if you have carpet. Hardwood floors should be buffed and polished before the first open house.

Tackle Maintenance

All the little things that annoy you about your home like the drippy faucet, the sticking drawer, or the squeaky closet door should be addressed before putting your home on the market. Buyers will be coming into test drive your home and every blemish can stick out in their mind. This is a good time to tackle the tiny nicks, scuffs, scratches, and holes that may stand out to buyers.

Refresh with Paint

Freshly painted rooms are a natural attraction. Using a light or neutral shade will allow buyers to more easily picture themselves living in your home. Plus, lighter colors will make your home seem larger, cleaner, and more appealing. If your walls are still in pretty good shape, washing them can give the same desired look.

To give the illusion of space in your home, it may prove useful to store excess items off-site. We can deliver all-steel, weatherproof storage containers to you for all your storage needs. Zippy Shell delivers the container directly to your door to be loaded then safely stores all your furniture and other belongings back at our climate-controlled facility – out of sight and mind for you and your potential buyers. If you want a simple way to store your stuff, look no further than Zippy Shell.