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3 Major Tasks To Do Before You Sell Your Home

If you are thinking of selling and moving home then there are a few things that you should do before you list your home on the market. People who are looking to buy a home don’t generally want to buy a fixer-upper. You should ensure it is clean, tidy, and all repairs are done. You don’t want to lose a sale over something simple that you could have done before listing it.

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Declutter

It is important to declutter your home before prospective buyers come to take a look at it. This is due to them wanting to envision their own belongings in the space, if they can only see your stuff then they can’t do that. Another reason to declutter is that it will make your home look much bigger than it is. With nothing filling empty spaces it will give the image of much bigger rooms.


One way to declutter is to go room to room and sort your belongings into three different piles. One pile will consist of stuff you want to keep, another will be items to throw away, and the final one will be the stuff you want to sell. After all, one man's junk is another man's treasure. You could hold a yard sale with the items you want to sell, this is a great way to make some money for the move.


Clean

After you have decluttered you should take a day or two to make sure the house is spotless and cleaned top to bottom. When people come to look around your home they don’t want to see dirt and dust everywhere. They would love to get the impression that the home is well-loved and looked after. Cleaning will make sure that all the dust that has been missed over the years will be cleaned and gone by the time the house is listed on the market.


You should ensure that carpets are cleaned and shampooed as well. This gives a much deeper clean getting all the ground dirt out. Carpet cleaners are great. If you are unsure about your cleaning skills or you don’t have time to clean then you could think about hiring a cleaner to do it for you. This is relatively easy, just make sure you research the best cleaning services beforehand.


Repair

Before you move out you should make sure that all the repairs that you have been putting off are completed. These may be simple or more complex. No matter what they are, make sure to do them so the new owners don’t have to do anything when they move in. One part of the home you have to make sure doesn’t need repairing is the roof. The roof can be sneaky and may have leaks that you are not aware of. If this is the case then repairing it will save any further damage happening.


We hope this helps give you an idea of what needs to be done before you can sell your home and move out.