How to prepare to sell your home

How to prepare to sell your home

If you have decided to make a move and thus need to put your home up for sale, there are a few tips that can make the whole process a lot easier and more likely to get a speedy sale.

One good tip is to declutter your home well in advance of the first public showing.  Open your closets, pry open your cellar and start donating, recycling and throwing out all the clutter in your home.  Space is one of the main things that people looking for a new home keep an eye out for, so you want to make sure that your home looks spacious and streamlined.

If you have any unwanted old CDs, DVDs, and electronics such as electric cords, phones and printers, these can be taken to a local electronic store for recycling.  A public showing needs to present a photo-ready home and decluttering will also help to cut down on how much you need to move.

Personal privacy issues are something that has to be faced when selling your home in preparation for a move.  People are going to be peering into the way you live, opening closets and so on.  You can either get used to this or, if the very thought of it induces nausea, choose to only do private showings rather than open houses.  Realtors do not tend to like this, but it is your choice.