Preparing Your Home for Viewings

There are many things you should do to prepare your home for viewing by potential buyers. In addition to making the necessary repairs, here are some important things you can do to increase the chances of your home selling.

Clear Out the Junk
You can ruin a potential buyer’s impression of your home by having junk lying around. Even if you have it all shoved into the closets throughout your home, it’s going to look cluttered when the buyers look inside the closet. Pack up the clutter and rent a storage unit for the time being. It will be a good investment to help your home sell.

Minimize the Furniture
You might think you don’t have enough furniture for your home, but when showing your home, remember that less is more. Less furniture gives your living spaces the illusion of having more space. If your living areas are full of furniture, the buyers won’t be able to see the full potential.

Take Out the Personality
You don’t want the potential buyers to see your pictures and other personal items around the house because it may give them an impression of how the home was used. You want them to go into the home with no impression at all because it will be easier for them to picture the home as theirs. Pack up the trophies, pictures, knickknacks and store them in a storage unit until you can move them into your new home.

Get Rid of Smells
A bad smell in your home can cause potential buyers to walk out before they even give rest of the house a chance. If you have pets or if you are a smoker, be sure that you get rid of the smells before putting your house on the market. Take steps to get rid of the smell rather than masking the smell because perfumes and sprays will not get the smell completely out of your home.