What You Must Do Before You Put Your Home On The Market

November 29, 2021

Have you been thinking about selling your home recently? If so, there are many things you must do before you put your home on the market. You need to find the right real estate agent if you are doing it that way, or you may decide to sell it privately. Selling your home privately takes a lot more time and effort but it can save a huge chunk of money going to the middle man. If you are looking for some ways to sell your home really fast then look no further. 

So, what do you need to do before your beautiful home can go on the market? Take a look at the guide below to find out:


First and foremost you need to declutter your home. This is the process of making space available by storing your belongings away or throwing them out. When potential buyers come to look around your home they do not want to see all your personal items cluttering up the place. They need to be able to envision their own items in your home, they also like to see how much space is available for them to play around with if they were to move in. 

To declutter effectively, you should go to each room and sort your items into three piles. The keep items, stuff you want to throw away, and lastly the belongings you would like to sell. Selling your unwanted treasures means you make a little extra cash while making others happy. Once you have gone through each room and sorted your stuff you can move on to the next one. You should also make sure that you have cleared out any garages or lofts, any space that will get looked at when people come around. 

Deep Clean

Once you have decluttered it is time to commence a thorough deep clean of your property. This is to ensure all the debris, dirt, and dust that has built up and been missed over the years is eradicated. You do not know if the people who will buy your home have allergies, so the last thing you want is to leave dust or even pet hair lying around in the hard-to-reach corners. 

Places such as the kitchen and bathroom should have a deep clean, ensure you get rid of any black mold that has formed around the edges of the sink or bath. Oven hoods should be dusted and shined so they are sparkling. Anything you can do to impress potential buyers is a good thing. If you are using a realtor they will be able to give you tips and tricks on which areas to focus on when doing a house clean. 

If you do not have the time or simply do not trust your abilities then you can call in professionals to help you. Professional cleaning companies are used to big house cleaning as they do it for a living. Leave it in their capable hands and they will have your home looking brand new in no time at all. 


Finally, one last thing we should mention is to make sure all repairs are carried out before you have buyers looking around. They may well turn around and decide not to buy your home because of a simple issue you should have fixed ages ago. You want to fix any holes, cracks, or leaks as these will give your home a negative feel. 

If you are unsure of how to fix the repairs that need doing then consult a local contractor who can come and do these for you. You want your home looking its best when people come around to view it. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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