You may already be familiar with some of the most basic steps that must be taken when you start looking to sell a home. But you may just miss some of the most important preparation that must be done beforehand. Here’s what you need to get done before listing.

An Inspection

You’re going to want to check over your home yourself to find any issues – major or minor – that could affect the sale of the home. But that’s just the initial step. Even if everything seems okay, you definitely will want to get a professional second opinion. People who inspect houses professionally are well-practiced in spotting problems that are hidden from the untrained eye. By getting a professional inspection, you’ll be able to provide written results to your agent and/or a potential buyer as a way of proving that there are no deeper issues. Since the condition of the house can be a really big factor in the overall value, you will not want to skimp on this step.

Home Repairs

Once you’ve got an inspection, you will want to take careful stock of exactly what needs to be done. Know the difference between repairs that must be finished, repairs that might be useful but aren’t essential, and minor repairs that you can let fall by the wayside. Some repairs can cost a lot of money, so you should anticipate those costs. Calculate how much each repair will be – not only monetarily, but how much time and manpower will be required. Thus, you’ll be able to determine how long it will take you, and whether or not you’ll need to hire professionals to help out.

Clean and Declutter

When the open house starts up, people will be coming through and looking at the property directly. You’ll want to make it as attractive as possible. There are several different facets to this step; you’ll want to do a deep clean before anything else. After that, focus on decluttering and depersonalizing the space. Make it as minimalist as possible. If you have the time and money, you may even want to consider repainting and/or redecorating to contribute to that clean, neutral minimalism.

When selling your house, you put yourself at the mercy of the local market. Not only does this include the home’s value – but also the tastes and standards of local home buyers. Make sure that you are well-prepared for whatever obstacles will be thrown at you.

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