Wash It Before You List It: Preparing Your Home for Sale

Not sure how to get your home ready to sell? Fortunately, there are many things you can do before selling your home that will increase the chances of a sale. And best of all, some of them are quick, convenient, and don’t require much of your money!

Five things to do to your home before selling

1. Repaint the interior and exterior of your home

Believe it or not, but the paint job done to your home could potentially make or break your chances of selling your home. Also, repainting the interior and exterior of your home can go a long way if you don’t have a lot of money to improve the look and feel of your home. Apply a good coat of primer to your walls so that you can paint your home with colors that inspire a positive living environment for prospective buyers. The color of paint you choose should match or complement the surrounding carpet, furniture, hardware, and appliances to make your home look more luxurious and complete.

2. Get rid of old furniture

Getting rid of old furniture is never an easy task. It’s usually dense, dusty, and hard to get in and out of your home. However, if you plan on making a great first impression with prospective home buyers, all of the furniture in your home must be new and in its best condition. This applies to anything in your home, including couches, drawer chests, oven stoves, and many other moveable appliances. If you are not able to haul the old furniture yourself, you can hire a junk removal company to do it for about $150 to $300.

3. Fix or replace broken hardware and appliances

Having broken equipment and appliances in your home is another way to leave a horrible first impression with prospective buyers. Noticing your oven, stove, washer, dryer, grill, heating unit, or bath utilities that are broke or malfunctioning? You should take a look at them or have them checked to determine whether they need to be fixed or replaced.

4. Depersonalize your home

One of the best things you could do to increase the chances of selling your home is to make it less personal and more universally appealing. For example, if you have a love for dogs, it is not a good idea to have your entire home decorated with the decor to reflect your love for dogs. Keep in mind; your prospective buyers might not feel the same way about dogs. Doing this will make them better able to envision themselves and their families in the home.

5. Hire a professional pressure washer!

Let’s face it, not many people like buying a dirty home, and there is no way around it. However, pressure cleaning will presumably be the most straightforward and least expensive renovation you will make to your home. Hiring a professional pressure washer offers many benefits:

• Professional pressure washers are highly trained and only use the best equipment

• Professional pressure washers prevent costly damage to your home and property

• Professional pressure washers will save you time and money.

Cleaning your home before selling it can take a lot of time and effort if you do it on your own. In these cases, hiring a professional pressure washer can be the smartest and cost-effective solution to getting the job done.