Get Your House Ready to Sell

As you start to prepare your house to sell, it’s important to improve your home’s curb appeal to attract more potential buyers. Your driveway, front walkway, exterior lighting, landscaping, and door are all features that add value to your property. Here are tips that will help make sure your home looks its best before it hits the market.

Not only will these steps encourage buyers to come to see your home, but you will also be able to list your property at a higher price for greater profit.

Prepare Your House to Sell by Cleaning Up The Driveway & Landscape

It’s time to clean your landscaping if you haven’t maintained it for a while. Pull weeds, mow tall grass, trim bushes and tidy up your garden beds. Few things make a better impression than a well-maintained front lawn. Impressive curb appeal is a sign to buyers that you’ve maintained the interior of the home as well.

Repaint The Exterior Of Your House

If you’re considering selling your home, consider repainting your home’s exterior. A fresh coat of paint is one of the best ways to add curb appeal and prepare your house to sell. It freshens up the home and makes it look new again.

Repair Cracks In The Exterior

It’s important to repair any cracks in your home before putting it on the market. Not only do cracks make your home look run-down, but they also point to potential damage in places like the structure and foundation. Caulking is a quick and easy way to fix these cracks and make your home look good as new.

Hire a professional to inspect serious cracks. If your home does have foundation issues, you will want to correct them as soon as possible. Foundation damage reduces the asking price for a home and makes it harder to sell.

Clean Windows, Blinds & Screens

Windows are one of the first things people see when they look at your house, so it’s important to make sure they’re clean when you prepare your house to sell. The same goes for blinds and screens. If they’re dirty, they’ll just make your home look unkempt. Take some time to give them a good cleaning and your house will look much better afterward.

Prepare Your House to Sell by Replacing Broken Outdoor Lighting

Repair or replace any of your outdoor lights before putting your house on the market. This will help showcase your home’s best features and make it safer for potential buyers and visitors who come by after dark.

Update Door Hardware

If your door hardware is dated or shabby, update it before putting your house on the market. New hardware adds a touch of elegance and style that will make your home stand out from the competition, which is what you want when you prepare your house to sell.

Hang New Address Numbers

If your current house numbers are looking a bit worn, it’s a good idea to replace them before listing your home for sale. New address numbers make your home look more polished and modern which will appeal to buyers and help them find your house more easily.

You’re Ready to Sell

By following these simple steps, you will successfully prepare your house to sell. Your home will look well-cared for and you’ll give potential buyers a good reason to choose your property over someone else’s. Get to work and start preparing your house for sale today.

GeeGuy’s Inspection Services provides home inspections, including infrared imaging, to customers in the BC Central Interior. Contact us to book an appointment.