While selling a home can be a daunting proposition, it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you may be imagining. If you own a residential property that you’d like to put on the market, Homes of Idaho is happy to help you through the process so that you know precisely what to do each step of the way. Here are some easy tips to help get your house ready, so that our agents can help sell it as quickly as possible:
Declutter and Depersonalize
As you get ready to sell your home in Idaho, it’s important that it no longer looks like it belongs to a specific family. If you’ll be living in it up through the sale, spend some time decluttering the house and removing personal effects like family photos, toys, video games, pet areas, and things that make it more difficult for potential home buyers to envision themselves living in the house.
Handle Small Maintenance Tasks
This is also a great time to handle small household maintenance tasks that you may have been putting off. If you need to fix a leaky faucet, a squeaky doorknob, or a creaking stair, now is the time to do so. Go through the house for several weekends, make a list of small things that need to be repaired and then spend some time fixing these items. Handling these small issues can dramatically boost the selling price of your home, and often each individual task doesn’t take very long to handle.
Improve Curb Appeal
Often, the first view that a potential buyer gets of the house they’re considering purchasing is from the curb where they’re parked, demonstrating how important first impressions can be. Design an outside view that visitors are sure to love by pruning trees and shrubs, mulching around them, carefully caring for the lawn and removing weeds, and planting seasonal flowers. You may also want to consider sprucing up doors, window frames, and shutters with a fresh coat of paint.
Before hosting any tours or open houses, be sure to spend some time deep cleaning the entire house. Your goal is to have either no scent at all left behind or a neutral or clean scent such as vanilla or lemon. Avoid using strongly perfumed soaps or cleaners, but make sure that all floors, furniture, walls, and carpeting are clean and free of dirt and debris. Wipe down surfaces, sweep, mop, and vacuum. If you don’t have the time or are unable to keep your house as clean as is necessary during the showing process, you may want to consider contracting with a local cleaning service.
Selling a house doesn’t have to be as difficult as you’ve imagined it to be. Reach out to the friendly professionals at Homes of Idaho for help getting your house listed, promoted, and sold as quickly as possible. We’ll help you every step of the way.