Selling your house? Here’s what to do before you put your home on the market

Putting your house on the market can be a daunting task. That’s why the steps you take before you put up that “for sale” sign are so important. Check out the important steps experts recommend before hitting the market.

1. First Impressions Matter

We all know how important first impressions are, especially when it comes to house hunting. Slap a fresh coat of paint on your front door, cut your grass, trim your shrubs and plant some new flowers in your garden. These are all little details that can make a huge difference with a potential home buyer. 

2. Make it Shine

One of the most important steps is to make sure your home is spotless for potential buyers. Remember to dust every corner, clean any bathroom/kitchen grime and deep clean those carpets. Don’t forget to also move dirty kitchen sponges, dirty laundry, and any other unsightly items you don’t want a potential buyer to see. Not only do you want the inside of your house to be presentable but also the outside. We recommend hiring a pressure washing service (such as ours) to get your driveway, sidewalk and curb looking brand new! Remember to not forget the backyard too. Let us help you get rid of that patio mildew buildup for your potential homebuyers.

3. Every Detail Counts

Small things such as tidying up any rooms that have toys, pet belongings, pet bowls, litter boxes, etc. can make a huge difference. Decluttering your home is very important for a good buyer experience. These steps can also help you get a jumpstart on your packing. We recommend renting a storage room or asking a friend/family member to hold all items you do not want in your home during your showings.

4. Fix What is Broken

A potential buyer can be put off by any unfinished/broken/outdated hardware. We recommend replacing any outdated and/or broken cabinet knobs, door handles, curtain rods, toilet paper dispensers, faucet heads, light fixtures etc. Updated hardware can really make your home pop to potential buyers helping your home stand out from others on the market.

5. Make Your Potential Buyers Feel Welcomed

Last but certainly not least is making your potential buyers feel welcomed. Get some fresh flowers for your entryway, light a candle, bake some cookies, set the table. Not only will this help the buyer feel welcomed into their potential home but it will also leave a lasting impression.

We hope this list of things to do before you put your home on the market is helpful for you and your move. If you are in need of power washing and maintenance services before you start showing your home, contact us at info@diamondpwm.com.

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