Selling your home is a big step. Whether you’re planning on downsizing or moving to a bigger home, there are certain things that you should do to get your home ready to sell in 2023.
Throughout the course of this article, we will discuss some of the major things that you can do to help your home become more appealing to buyers and garnish a higher asking price.
Clean and Organize Your Home
A deep clean of your home and extensively organizing your drawers, cabinets, cupboards, and countertops will go a long way to getting your home ready to sell in 2023. Buyers need to visualize the spaces as their own, and excess clutter makes that challenging. Buy bins and other containers to store your goods in a creative and appealing way.
Paint The Walls
Nothing screams move-in-ready like freshly painted walls. Are your walls a bright color that many people don’t find appealing, or are they a little rough around the edges and can use a new paint job?
Consider painting your walls a nice neutral tone. Light gray or tan could be more appealing to potential buyers; as stated previously, buyers like to imagine themselves in your home end by making your home as neutral as possible allows them to do so.
Make Minor Repairs
Do you have a door that just won’t close right? If so, fix it! Don’t make a buyer stop in their tracks and wonder what else might be broken in your home. If you have more than one minor repair that needs to be done, this can add up in a buyer’s mind throughout their showing. Buyers don’t see how easy it is to repair all they think about is how expensive it will be. A little bit of time fixing small things around your home will go a long way in the end if you’re looking to sell your home quickly in 2023.
Make The Exterior of Your Home a Priority
They say don’t judge a book by its cover, but sometimes we unfortunately do. The cover of your home is the exterior. Is the exterior of your home a little off-putting?
Make sure that the first impression you give of your home is a good one. Mow your lawn plants and flowers, make minor repairs to the exterior if possible, and maybe even consider painting your front door a welcoming color.
Show Off Your Home’s Best Features
Do you have a hardwood floor underneath an old carpet? If so, remove it! The same goes for other selling points in your home, like windows offering nice views but covered by drapes or a back deck or patio that could be filled with potted plants. Making your home as appealing as possible is key to a successful listing and fast sale.
If you do your best to follow the above steps, you’ll be well on your way to getting your home ready to sell in 2023. For more information about selling your home or to speak with one of our real estate agents, please contact us.