When homeowners decide to sell their homes, it can often be difficult to understand where to start. Why not plan and organize your home before you put it on the market. This will help minimize the stress of the sales process since you’ll already know where all your stuff is stored, what your property looks like, and have made arrangements to get the property to look its best. Start by completing this checklist before you put the property on the market.
Sell in the Spring
The best time to sell a home is in the spring. It is beneficial for sellers to list their homes when the weather outside is warm and pleasant as this creates a more inviting atmosphere. People are ready and willing to get out and look at homes during the spring when the weather is neither too cold nor too hot.
There is also the best day of the week to create your listing. The most popular day is Saturday. Sellers will want to avoid listing their property on Fridays and Sundays because there will be less traffic during these times of the week.
This is excellent news because it gives you time to declutter and tidy your home to make it ready for a spring sale.
Declutter one Room at a Time
You might be overwhelmed by the thought of decluttering your entire home. Start small and work from room to room, gathering items as you go. Make a “save,” “donate,” and “toss” pile as you progress so that you can quickly decide what to do with an item after it’s been assessed. Use storage options like large bins or boxes for things that need long-term space until they are used again.
Keep in mind that whatever you decide to keep will probably need to go into storage until you have a new home.
Ask for Help
If you are overwhelmed by the clutter in your home, look for someone who can assist you. It may be difficult to see objectively what needs to stay and go if you are too close to the situation. House cleaning services can help keep your home organized. A professional’s opinion might give you some insight into what should be kept or discarded.
Rent a Dumpster
When putting a house on the market, it’s essential to have a clean and organized space. If you’re looking for a way to declutter your property, consider renting a dumpster. This will give you more space in your home by allowing you to get rid of any remodeling materials that are no longer needed or desired. You can also use this opportunity to organize all of your belongings and throw out all but essential items or things you want to donate to charity.
Take on the Potential Buyer Role
Take a look at the items in your house from a potential buyer’s perspective and try to remove anything that might give them pause. Pack away any knickknacks, and other personal items, so they don’t “spoil” the feel of each room.
Make your house tidy so that a potential buyer can visualize himself living in the property. Remember, your tastes may not be the design tastes of other people, so it is always best to stage the property with neutrality in mind.