Selling your house is crazy, chaotic and stressful time and the longer you have lived in your home the more stressful it gets. You need to pack up years’ worth of memories and turn your house from the home you love to a model home that sells. This means packing up all of your photos, children’s art work and doing a thorough clean from top to bottom in order to get it ready to show. Just because you think your house is ready for company that doesn’t mean that it is. Here are 3 things that buyers will notice about your house right off the bat.
More often than not appliance are sold with the home, so yes during an open house someone will probably look inside your oven to see if it clean or not. A dirty stove, microwave or fridge is enough to send buyers running and they won’t be back. If your appliance are more than five years old then it is that much more important to make sure that they are spotless. You will want to take the time to clean and sanitize your appliances just before your open house. If you don’t have the time then get a cleaning company to do it. Dirty appliances can cost you offers.
Kitchens and bathrooms sell houses. You will want to scrub down every inch of your bathroom until it sparkles. Get rid of the old and moldy caulking around the bathtub and replace it with brand new shiny white caulking. It is a cheap and easy fix and it’s worth the time. One tiny speck of mold anywhere around the bathtub and buyers are gone.
Minor Fixes Need to be Done
If you have ten kitchen drawers a buyer will find the one that sticks or doesn’t close properly. All the little broken things that are part and parcel of every home need to be fixed. Change all of the burnt out light bulbs, oil the squeaky doors, replace the dripping faucets and fix the running toilet. These are all things we can ignore when we are living in the home until we hardly notice them. Buyer’s notice and they will think that you don’t care for your house properly.
When it comes to selling your home small things can have a huge impact so don’t overlook them. Your realtor is there to help you notice the things you don’t see that could impact your sale. Heed their advice and get your home sold quickly!