Go through every room and clear out what you won’t need between now and the day you move.
We Buy Houses – New Orleans LA: The sale of your house may have to happen quickly. If you’ve taken a job in another location and have to move, or if your income situation has changed dramatically enough to warrant a move to a cheaper house you might find that you need to sell in a hurry. The sale of your house can be quicker if you are absolutely ready from day 1 of the listing.
It’s a good idea to prepare everything you think needs to be done before you launch the listing. That way from the very first person who looks at it, you’ll be ready. Sometimes people will put their house on the market just to get things going, but will have several projects that are necessary to complete before the house looks its best. This can back fire on you because if you show it to 20 people in the first 3 months and the house wasn’t quite ready, you didn’t make your best impression on those 20 people. In today’s competitive real estate market it doesn’t pay to let potential buyers go to waste.
“It’s a good idea to prepare everything you think needs to be done before you launch the listing. Be ready to put your house on a pedestal from the first day it’s on the market.”
By the time you’ve finished putting the new floor in the bedrooms and the nice, new fixtures in the bathrooms those 20 buyers may have already bought elsewhere. Be ready to put your house on a pedestal from the first day it’s on the market. Do not wait to start packing up your things that aren’t needed. Go through every room and clear out what you won’t need between now and the day you move. There’s really no point in waiting to pack that stuff up and the house will show much better without the clutter. That will clear the rooms out to the point where you can take a better look at what might need doing. You can’t see a cracked baseboard if there are piles of magazines stacked up there.
These are the things you need to know now so you can go through the house and repair the obvious before you ever show it. The best way to show your house is to wait until you have made all of the necessary cosmetic repairs and packed all unnecessary items to get ready for your move. Place those things in a rented storage unit if necessary to get them out of the way when you present the house to your potential buyers.
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