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Quick Ways to Prepare Your Home for Sale

If you’re ready to sell your home and move onto bigger and better things, then the chances are you want to get your property on the real estate market as quickly as possible. As tempting as it can be to tidy up quickly and throw a few pictures up on a real-estate site, it’s important not to rush into anything if you want to get the best deal on your home.

Even if you live in one of the best places in North Carolina, it’s still up to you to make sure that your property has the appeal it needs to sell fast. A few simple changes can go a long way. Here we’re going to look at some of the things you can do to prepare your home for sale.

1.     Clean Everything

Before you start taking pictures of your home for a real-estate website, it’s important to make sure that everything is sparkling clean. That means scrubbing the floors, getting the dust out of the corners of every room, and even paying attention to the smells in your house – just in case a potential buyer comes to visit.

If you really want to have a great impact with your photos, consider removing some of your belongings with the help of your local North Carolina mover (and for this we recommend Bellhops), to reduce some of the clutter in your home and make rooms look bigger.

2.     Keep Décor Simple and Neutral

If you’ve been particularly experimental with your décor in the past, then you might want to make a few changes when preparing your home for sale. For example, repaint the walls in neutral colours to appeal to the widest range of buyers possible. Neutral colors will be easier for them to paint over if they want to bring their own personality into the space.

Keep the décor simple too with classy art and other neutral touches. Remove anything that might not appeal to every taste.

3.     Focus on Light and Nature

Often, the homes with the most appeal on a real estate site are those that show pictures packed full of natural light. When you’re preparing your pictures for your real estate agent, make sure you choose a bright day and open all the blinds to let the light stream in.

It’s worth bringing a little nature inside too to add comforting color to your neutral decoration. Flowers and potted plants can help to draw attention to the features you want your buyers to notice. Floor and table lamps can add more brightness to your pictures if you’re running low on natural glow.

4.     Remember your Curb Appeal

Finally, while it’s tempting to spend all your time working on the indoors when you’re trying to sell your home, don’t forget how important it is to make your property look great on the outside. Countless potential buyers have decided not to bother viewing a house due to a lack of curb appeal, so make sure you work hard on the exterior.

Wash the building to make it look perfect for your new buyer, and trim those shrubs, grass, and flower beds too. Keep your walkway clear and do anything you can to make your home look as inviting as possible from the outside. A great-looking exterior matters more than you think.

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Crystal – Terri and I enjoyed meeting you today. Your attention to the sale of our condo was fantastic. We wouldn’t think of doing business with anyone but the Cooley Group in the future. Thanks for all your help! Mike & Terri
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