If you’ve decided that you can no longer cram your home office into your kitchen or you need that extra bedroom since your family is growing, you’re probably thinking of selling your house.
Whether you’re expecting a baby, needing to upsize or the last of your brood has moved off to college, needing to downsize, this is an exciting time for you. However, selling your current home is often easier than it sounds.
Before you plant the “For Sale” sign on your front lawn, here are a few tips to getting your house ready:
- Do find extra funding. Most of the time, when you’re selling your home, you’re looking to profit. Even with an eventual profit, you will need additional funds for repairs, marketing your home, and closing costs, so prepare to have extra cash on hand.
- Do declutter. Sorry, your Hummel collection won’t be charming prospective buyers. In other words, what is precious to you will not be dear to people touring your home. Pack up all your decorations and keep them in a storage unit.
- Do hire a realtor. Hire an experienced realtor, one that has sold several homes in the past, and knows what they’re doing. Ask neighbors and friends who have recently either sold their homes or have purchased new homes.
- Don’t curb your enthusiasm. Your excitement about selling your house means going for it. If you’ve been advised to make certain changes like repairs, painting, and outside clean up, listen to your realtor or real estate expert. Buyers, in general, are discerning by nature, even more so when they are buying a whole house.
- Don’t take pictures with your phone. When marketing your home, keep in mind that this is your home, not your cat. With your home likely being the most significant investment you have, pictures need to be Instagram-worthy. Have flattering, high-quality photos ready to go online. Use a DSLR camera or hire a professional real estate photographer to maximize your profit.
- Don’t neglect your windows. Regular window cleaning helps increase your home’s value because buyers love knowing the property was well maintained. According to the National Association of Realtors, “Curb appeal sells 49% of all houses.” Cleaning the windows is also the least expensive home staging activity.
The team at Madison Window Cleaning works with homeowners to ensure that each of their property’s windows is professionally cleaned to the highest of standards. Come freezing cold rain or bright sunshine, we will be there to provide a high level of service our clients deserve. If your windows need cleaning, ask about an estimate. Visit our Facebook page, our website, contact us, or give us a call at (608) 256-7632.