You have decided that you are selling your home. Not right away, but several months from now. If you think you don’t have to do anything now, think again! There are quite a few things you should do now to ensure you get the most for your home. So what should you be doing? Read on to find out.
First thing you should do is call a Realtor
It’s not too soon and a Realtor will walk through your home and give you a good overview of what you will need to do to get your home in the best shape possible to sell.
A Realtor knows what homes in the area have and are expected to have and will be able to tell you whether you need to update yours or if it’s good to go.
It would also be a good time to get a home inspection to be sure all of the systems in your home as well as the foundation are sound or need fixing. Start on any repairs right away. Both finding a Realtor and the home inspection will provide you with a list of items that need to be done to get your best price, and the time to get them done.
Don’t leave all of that research to your Realtor
Do some legwork on your own and find out the high and low prices for homes in your neighborhood. That way you know what price you are aiming for when you finally list your home.
Next, start to work, room by room, at decluttering your home
You can keep a touch of your personal items here and there, but remove as much as you can and store it. You’ll be surprised at how much you don’t need to live day to day and how much bigger your rooms will look when you are done decluttering your home. It may also uncover other places that need fixing, paint that needs touching up or small holes that need patching.
Here’s a great tip, rent a POD and start packing up your stuff. You’re going to have to move it anyway, so why not start now. That way there are no boxes cluttering up your storage areas. Buyers look at storage in the home, so the bigger it looks, the better.