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How to prepare your home for sale like a professional

On Behalf of | Oct 10, 2023 | Residential Real Estate

At some point in their lives, many people in Georgia long to move out of their current homes. Before doing this, most homeowners need to sell their current houses. Considering that nearly 6 million homeowners sold their properties in 2022, listing your home might mean facing competition from other sellers. Fortunately, a few tips may help your home stand out from others.

Thoroughly clean your home

Some homeowners assume that listing properties as-is is enough to excite buyers. Unless your home is immaculate, it will likely require some cleaning. If you want to save money on hiring cleaners and have enough time, cleaning a home yourself is doable. On the other hand, hiring a professional cleaning service might be worth the saved time and effort.

See listing prices of similar homes

Another crucial thing to do before selling your home is local residential real estate research. Use your home listing website of choice to search for nearby properties for sale. These websites let you view listings for homes currently for sale and sold properties. Specifically, look at homes with similar features and square footage to your house.

Store clutter elsewhere

According to some statistics, there are over 300,000 items in the average home. When potential buyers view your home, most want to see clean homes with lots of space. Listing a home full of your belongings can make a property look unclean and smaller than normal. Renting a storage unit is a good idea if your home runs out of spare storage space.

Listing your home and selling it can take time. However, you might speed up the home-selling process by working on your house before listing it.