If you are looking to sell your space for a quick exchange in return for money, you would have probably contacted a few real estate agents about showing your home to potential buyers throughout the week. This may seem like an easy enough task, but with the emotional attachment that you have probably created with your living space, it will not be. Read on to find out how to get this done, step by step.
The Big Jobs
The first thing you need to look at is whether the place needs any major repairs to its piping system, tiles, wooden cupboards etc. If there is something that requires immediate fixing, get it done as soon as possible, so that your real estate agent has nothing to complain about and your potential buyers will not see your house as defective.
Having your home tidy and neat is also an important thing – you can always hire a pre sale house cleaning company to go over your place with a fine-toothed comb and get rid of all dirt, dust and potentially hazardous and deterring health issues that one might find in your home. Yes, these companies do exist – you can easily find one online that suits your pay range – and they will no doubt do a better job at it than you could ever do at a reasonable price without you having to personally lift a finger!
You will also have to replace faulty furniture with good ones, replace the carpeting if the old ones are worn out, retile the floor if it is worn out or polish the hardwood floors if they haven’t been taken care of lately. Potential buyers are looking for a place that is already a home – so make sure your place looks like some place that they would want to move in and raise a family.
The Little Things
This may require much emotional strength, but you need to remove pictures, personal achievement markers of any kind and unique monuments from whatever backing you have given it. People are always looking to move into a home, but never someone else’s home. While you won’t sell your place in one go, you might find it easier to let go of the memories if you gradually, and from the start, take off family heirlooms off the countertops and family portraits off the walls. The right cleaners that you hire will probably do that for you along with their other services – you can check out places online and book the company that best suits your needs and budget.
Letting your home go to someone else is not an easy thing – thinking of it as a step by step process may help you come to terms with it easier.