How to Organize Your House before Putting It on the Market

by Guest Author on August 14, 2013

Selling your home can take several months to several years. If you don’t want to wait for your property to sell, there are a few steps that you can take to make the house more appealing to buyers with a wide range of preferences. Taking the time to prepare your house and property for viewing by researching, remodeling and organizing is the best way to ensure you will get your asking price in a shorter time.

Make Space

One of the first steps that you should take when you want to sell your home is to remove any clutter or extra possessions to make the house appear open and inviting. You should avoid stashing items in the attic, basement or garage if possible, since potential home buyers will want to see these areas before committing to buy the property. Instead of stacking boxes in the garage, you can opt for a Honolulu, HI storage or local storage unit to safely store your belongings out of the way until your home is sold. Check this link to learn more about renting a storage space and find as storage unit in your area.

Go Neutral

When choosing paintings and other home decor items, it is best to opt for a neutral theme if you are trying to sell your house. Take down personal family photos and replace them with seasonal or nature inspired images if the room is left too empty. By removing personal items, you allow potential buyers to picture themselves and their families in the home easily. You may also want to consider repainting rooms that have been personalized with neutral colors such as white. Boldly painted rooms can be an obstacle to selling a home because buyers want to see potential in each room.

Update Landscaping

The outside of your home is the first thing that buyers see and is one of the most overlooked areas when remodeling before putting a house on the market. Make sure to look at your house from the driveway and street to decide which area need to be improved. Sow grass seed in brown areas of the lawn, plant flowers near the edge of the property or add a simple stone walkway to improve the overall appearance of your property. Take the time to organize your shed or outdoor workspace. Invest in weather resistant storage for any tools, if needed, and take a few moments to organize kid’s outdoor playthings into a corner of the lawn.

Article and insights provided by Annette Hazard.

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