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How to Get Your Home Ready to Put on the Market

Regardless of whether it's a buyer's market or a seller's market, one thing is always true of homes for sale: a house that sparkles inside and out will sell faster than its shabby neighbor, even if both are structurally well-maintained. Realtors know that a "well-polished" house appeals to more buyers and will typically sell faster and for a higher price. By cleaning your home inside and out, you can help potential buyers see that your property has been maintained and cared for. Here are some tips from your Southlake realtor about how to get your home ready for the market.

Homes with lots of curb appeal typically sell faster Maximize Curb Appeal

Homes with lots of curb appeal typically sell faster than homes that are uninviting and bland for the sole reason that a home with a beautiful exterior will attract more buyers to stop and take a look. Before you put your home on the market, take as much time as necessary to maximize its exterior appeal. Some surefire ways to improve your home's curb appeal include keeping the lawn cut and edged, pruning trees and bushes, keeping your garage door closed, replacing loose or damaged shingles, and applying a fresh coat of paint to the front door.

Hire a Professional Cleaning Service

Once the outside of your home is taken care of, turn your attention indoors. After you give every room in the house a thorough cleaning, hiring a professional cleaning service to clean your home once every few weeks while the house is on the market will maintain the interior appeal. And if you aren't the cleaning type, a professional cleaning service can give your home a thorough scrubbing, allowing you to spend time and energy elsewhere.

Make Noticeable Repairs

An affordable way to get your home ready to be put on the market is to make any noticeable repairs around the house. In other words, repair or replace anything in the home that is noticeably broken or outdated. For example, you may want to repair cracks and holes in the walls, replace broken or cracked windowpanes, and repair dripping faucets and showerheads. Your realtor can give you more tips for maximizing interior appeal before selling your home in Southlake.

Categories: Sellers, Selling a Home