If you are planning to sell your home this spring, start preparing now! Over the years, many of us accumulate items that no longer serve a purpose for us. Most of us have old clothing, children's toys, and household goods that should be donated to a charity such as Savers, Goodwill, Salvation Army, or Habitat for Humanity. It is much less hectic if you sort through your belongings a month or more before you plan to list your home. Storage and adequate closets are a must for most buyers. Your home will show better with less clutter, and your move will be easier if you sort your items now.
You can download our "Addressing Your Closets" sheet from the link below. This will help guide you through sorting and organizing your closets. If you need help decluttering, we can also recommend a professional organizer and a junk removal company.
Another good idea is to hire a home inspector to go through your home and find any issues that may come up at home inspection and have them fixed now. It is a small expense compared to the amount buyers will try negotiate down from the sales price. Buyers tend to overestimate the cost of repairs. Even if your inspector finds issues that you are not willing to repair, it is a good idea to get estimates on the repairs. That way, if the buyers want to negotiate, you are armed with an estimate for the cost of the repairs!
Call us at 781-489-8489 for a free home staging consultation now, even if you're planning to list in a few months. When you hire us to stage, we will create a customized Home Preparation Plan for you, which is ideal to have at least three weeks prior to the Staging Day. Along with advising you on preparing your home for staging, we will point out repairs and home maintenance issues. We want the sale of your home to be as successful as possible!