Prepare your property
Make your home attractive to buyers
Getting your house ready for homebuyers is an integral part of your success: preparing your home according to proven industry standards gives you the best chance to sell your home quickly and for a higher price.
Where to start? Be objective.
Home buyers go by what they see, so look at your property through a buyer’s eyes. If needed, invite a few of your friends over, take them through your home and ask them to make comments on the condition of your property. Remember that a clean, orderly house inspires trust and confidence in potential buyers.
Understand, too, that many home buyers take a look at your property from the outside, without even contacting you. It’s your home’s "curb appeal" that attracts visitors first.
The top 3 rules to get your home ready to sell:
- Make sure your house is absolutely spotless – even in the places you think no one ever looks.
- Reduce the amount of small appliances, knick-knacks, and personal objects in plain view.
- Fix leaky faucets, replace burned out light bulbs, add fresh paint – do any odd jobs to ensure that your home doesn’t appear worn-out.