Selling your home can be a stressful and hectic time. There is all that cleaning and tidying you need to do before anyone comes over to view it, or you have an open house, and even when you have had an offer, you can’t be sure that everything will go through without a hitch! However, before you even get to that stage there area few tasks around the home that you need to have done. Otherwise, people will be leaving quicker than you can get them in, and that certainly isn’t going to help you get a quick sale.

Deal with the floors

Whether your home is carpeted or covered in hardwood flooring, it’s vital that you make an effort to ensure that your floors look their best before you try to sell. After all, most people would think twice about buying a home that had dirty, or even worse smelly carpets and the same goes for laminate or wood floors that scratched and worn.

To that end having your carpets cleaned is a stellar idea if you are trying to sell your home. You can get a professional carpet cleaner to come around and do this for you, as they often have hefty machines that are the most effective. However, it is also possible to do it yourself by hiring a machine for the day.

Regarding wooden and laminate floors professional waxing and buffing them can make them sparkle and shine. This is something you can find out how to do by checking out the video below.

Fix any leaks

Leaks are not good in a house that is on the market. This is for two reasons; firstly they are going to cause staining and damage to the decor around where they are situated. Something that means the overall look of your kitchen or bathroom can be compromised.

The second reason is that not fixing leaks make your look like an owner that doesn’t care about the maintenance of their home. This is a bad signal to be sending out to potential buyers as it creates an element of doubt in their minds, and suggests that there might be other problems that you have not bothered to deal with too.

With that in mind, it’s a good idea to use professionals like Pure Plumbing to help you fix any leaks in your home. Then you can be sure that you will be creating the best possible environment for potential buyers that look around.

Declutter

Lastly, before you even consider putting your home up for sale, it is wise to declutter it. This is because potential buyers need to be able to image their life and family within the space. Something that too many ornaments, Objet d’art, and pieces of bric-a-brac can severely hamper.

With this in mind, spend some time before putting your house on the market packing up unnecessary decorative items. Then pop them into storage to create a more spacious and neutral look that can help sell your home quickly.

 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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