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Handy Tips to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

April 21, 2019
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If you’re looking to buy one of the outstanding Grayhawk new homes in Adel IA, you probably need to sell your existing home. With the arrival of spring, more people are out and about, looking at homes on the market, so now is the time to make sure your home is ready to be listed and make the best impression. Here are some important tips to help get your home ready to sell.

It’s the season for spring cleaning, but this year, make sure you clean every inch! From dusty corners to dirty windows, everything needs to shine. If your carpets need cleaning, now is the time to do it. Any stains that you’ve been meaning to clean? Take care of them right now!

As you clean, get rid of any old junk, broken toys, and overall clutter. You probably don’t want to take it to your new home anyway, so now is the perfect time to get rid of the stuff you don’t want. Getting rid of clutter will make your home look more spacious and appealing and will also make packing easier in the long run.

Making your home look open and spacious is always an important goal in selling a home. However, it also helps to take out any excess of personal items. For example, if you have a gallery wall of family photos, you may want to go ahead and pack them up now. It will make the space feel more open and also allow potential buyers to better imagine themselves in the home.

Most importantly, make any repairs that are obvious or that you know will be found in an inspection and potentially cause problems. In fact, you may want to get a home inspection done first so that you know what will need to be fixed, especially if there are any unexpected repairs that will need to be made. If the carpet can’t be saved by a professional cleaning, go ahead and replace it. If there are old water stains, treat them and paint them so they don’t show through. From leaking faucets to torn screens, all of these little details become blindingly obvious to potential buyers.

Inside and out, it is important to make a good first impression, so make sure the weeds are pulled, the lawn is mowed, the home is spotless, and there is no obvious damage. It may seem counterintuitive to spend money on a home that you want to sell, but by making the effort, the home will look better and buyers will be less likely to argue for a lower cost. Hopefully, all your effort will pay off on a great selling price to go toward one of the dream Grayhawk new homes in Adel IA.

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