So you’ve decided, “I want to sell my home … what should I do next?” We are here to answer that question! There is a laundry list of things you should do before putting your home on the market and start showing it. Read below to see a list of repairs needed to prepare for selling your home!
Furniture & Junk Removal
One of the first things you should do is remove any old furniture or junk that may be taking up unnecessary space in your home. Just because you love that old stinky chair you’ve had for years, doesn’t mean others will! Getting rid of clutter will open up your space and benefit any walk-throughs. This will also benefit you because it’ll reduce the amount of objects you will have to move.
Get ready to get on your knees and scrub! One of the main reasons why deep cleaning your home is important (besides the visible cleanliness) is the odors you’ll most likely get rid of. Now, you may be thinking, but what if my house doesn’t smell. Trust us, it does. Many homes tend to have odors, not necessarily bad ones, but since you live there, you could never notice them. Have a friend over who hasn’t been over in a while and they will tell you!
Let’s say that your home is in pretty good shape and no major replacements have to be made, then all you need to do is some touch ups and light painting! If you happen to have dirty walls or walls that are a very bold color, we suggest painting them a white or cream color. It’ll make your rooms seem bigger and be appealing to potential buyers. Also if you have any scratches or stains on any other surface, make sure to get rid of it! Basically get rid of any eyesore that you know buyers will be turned off by!
The Big 3
HVAC, Foundation and Roof! We are calling these “The Big 3” because they are the things that could make a break the “sell-ability” of your home. Make sure to get an inspector in to take a proper inspection of your home! If your house is all good with The Big 3, then you are already more than halfway there! If any of them need to be repaired, get on it quickly!
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Hi, this is Dean Rogers. One of the Owners of Home Helpers Group. I was born in Salinas and raised in Visalia which is where our headquarters is located. I am passionate about solving problems and creating solutions for homeowners needing to sell and improving our community in the Central Valley.
Fun fact I played football at Redwood High School in Visalia and went on to play in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers and seemed to have a long career ahead of me but was starting to feel the effects of concussions so had to hang up the cleats. Now I love to play basketball and stay fit working out, go to the beach, and chase the kids together with my wife with our growing family.
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