Spring Cleaning Tips to Prepare to Sell Your House
Believe it or not, spring is just around the corner, and for homeowners all across the Cary area, it means that it’s just about time to perform a deep clean to get their house ready for warmer weather.
But if you are on the verge of putting your house for sale on the Cary real estate market, then your spring cleaning to-do list may be a little different this year.
A deep clean and reorganization is always a good idea prior to putting your house up for sale, simply because it can boost its attractiveness – (and possibly its asking price) – for potential buyers.
So before you and your Cary real estate sales agent make it official, be sure and check out these targeted spring cleaning tips so that your home makes the best first impression possible as soon as it hits the market.
Tackle those lingering home repairs. Chances are, there are a few minor home improvement projects around the home that have been lingering for a while. Go ahead and take care of these repairs before you list your home for sale, so that they do not come up later on in the process once your home is under contract.
Remove the clutter. Excess clutter can make a home look smaller, messy, and less appealing. (Plus, it means that there’s much more stuff to clean!) So organize your house throughout, and remove any excess clutter in any and all rooms.
Keep personal items minimal. Buyers like to imagine themselves in your home, so remove most of your personal décor items to make your house more of a blank canvas. Minimal décor, furnishings, and clutter is key for showcasing your home to clients of all tastes!
Rearrange to your best advantage. Move furnishings around to create wide open spaces, and to present your home in the best possible light. Be sure and “show off” the best aspects of your home by leaving them clearly visible, such as towering windows, unique design elements, or upgraded flooring and fixtures.
Pay attention to the most essential spaces. A clean and inviting kitchen is a huge selling point for most buyers, as is living areas, bedrooms, and larger gathering spaces in the home. Make sure these areas sparkle, and above all else, clean and air out any musty or dusty areas that can make a home feel dated, dirty, or old. A few scented candles or plug-ins will work wonders for troublesome areas, such as spots near a litter box, or unfinished attics and basements.
Don’t forget the outside! The exterior of your home is your opportunity to create a great first impression, so as the Cary weather warms, spruce up your outdoor space by removing debris, trimming trees and bushes, and planting annuals for a pop of color.
A deep clean goes a long way in making your home as attractive as possible to potential buyers! Take your time, stay organized, and always keep an eye on how your home will be viewed by its prospective new owners. With a little attention to the dirty details, your Cary home will be sold at an attractive price in no time at all!