Selling a house can be a tremendous hassle. Depending on how old the house is and how much upkeep needs to be done, it could take months of hard work to even get your house to a place where anybody would be willing to buy it.
Prior to putting your house up on the market, you might not have any idea what needs to be done. You might think that you’re a cleanly person and that your home is in good enough shape to pass on to a lucky buyer, but as soon as you start looking into all that selling a home entails, you’ll probably be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of labor that has to be put into moving and prepping your house for a new owner.
Don’t fret, the list might be long, but you can make selling your house easy as long as you do these things:
Have Someone Else Handle the Details
If you’re a hands-off kind of person, it might be best for you to just allocate all of the hard work to other people. This might entail that you hire laborers to take care of the yard, you hire professional painters to clean up the lines and walls in your house, you for sure bring in professional cleaners who will do the nitty gritty dirty work that you don’t want to do, and maybe you forego everything and sell your home to a company that does everything for you.
That’s the easy route. If you don’t want to be quite so hands off, you’re in for some hard labor yourself.
Be The Karate Kid and Paint the Fence
Sure, hard work builds all sorts of character and strength, but it also makes things look nice. If you want your house to sell quickly, the most important aspect is going to be fresh paint on everything that even remotely needs it.
Paint the fence, paint the house, touch up the walls indoors, fix or paint the cabinets, and when in doubt, paint it. Make sure the colors are relatively neutral, or at least that they’re appealing to the eye. There’s nothing worse than putting bold colors that don’t appeal to everyone on a wall. That will have the opposite effect.
Clean the Carpets
When somebody walks up to a property, the first thing they take note of is the paint and the condition of the yard. Upon entering the house they notice the paint on the walls, but they also notice the carpet. Is it in good condition? Is it stained? Is it hideous? When preparing to sell your home, do all that you can to get the stains out of the carpets. Clean them, tear them out if they’re horrendous. If your floors are nice and the paint is in good shape, your house will sell much easier than if the opposite were true.