Our team at Widespread Properties has extensive experience in the real estate industry, and we are thoroughly familiar with the real estate market here in Charlotte, North Carolina. Whether you are selling a house for the first time or you’ve been through this process multiple times already, there are still things you may not know about how to make that process easier. In this article, we’ll go over a few key things you should do before selling a house.
- Clean Up the Exterior. Before putting your home on the market, it’s a good idea to spruce up the exterior a bit in order to increase curb appeal and make the property feel more inviting to buyers. Mow your lawn, trim your hedges, paint if you need to, and clean your porch.
- Fix the Small Stuff. Another thing you should do before selling a house is make any small repairs that are necessary. While you may have learned to live with the loose tiles or crooked doors, potential buyers will notice these issues and can easily be turned off by them.
- Remove Clutter. A third thing to do before you begin the process of selling a house is remove as much clutter as possible from your home. This includes things like getting rid of old junk mail and magazines, but it also typically includes taking down personal photos from the walls and removing some of your furniture to make the rooms feel more spacious. You want prospective buyers to be able to imagine their own belongings in this space, and not force them to look at yours.