The real estate market has improved and you may be thinking of selling your Myrtle Beach home. There are some actions you can take with preparing your home for sale that will make selling your home more likely. Some of these actions may require the assistance of a handyman and we are here to assist you with these tasks.
Taking action once you have decided that you will be selling your house can sometimes be overwhelming. Where do you begin? There’s so much to do. The first thing you can do is to make a list of your tasks that will need to be done and then tackle them one at a time.
Step 1 – Clean up and prepare your house to make it presentable and desirable to buyers.
Go through all of your rooms one by one, throw everything you don’t want to take with you to your new house into boxes. A good rule of thumb is asking yourself if you have used the item in the last six months. If the answer is “no”, then get rid of it.
Put all of the boxes of unwanted stuff out in your yard and let garage sale fanatics have at it. You’ll get rid of your unwanted things and earn some money to boot. What you don’t sell, donate to a local organization. Throw away what isn’t worth donating.
Step 2 – Repair anything that isn’t up to snuff.
When you live with your house’s little idiosyncrasies you tend not to notice them. That dripping sink that you haven’t fixed yet will now need to be dealt with.
Upgrade or repair what needs to be fixed and spruce up what you can. New faucets, new door handles, upgraded light fixtures, etc. are inexpensive and make a big difference in the look of the house.
Paint the rooms of the house with a fresh coat of paint in neutral colors and trim to make the house smell and look newer.
Consider replacing the flooring if it is in bad repair or is stained and dirty. You don’t need to go all out and spend a lot of money on your replacements. As long as it is new and an improvement over what is currently there you will be making an impression when buyers come to look.
Window coverings should be very clean and free of cigarette smoke yellowing or pet hair. Take them down and clean them, then re-hang them. Replace them if they are worn and tattered.
Go to the outside of the house and create a good impression from the street. You want the house to have curb appeal. Real estate professionals agree that it is one of the most important things you can do when trying to sell your house. What the buyer sees when pulling up is the first impression.
Preparing your home for sale can take time that you may not have. This is the time to call in a handyman to get these tasks done quickly and efficiently. You will save time and expense by creating a list and then turning it over to someone that has experience in doing these types of repairs.
In South Carolina a home inspection is required by most banks prior to closing the sale of a home. If you have had your repairs done by a professional, you are more likely to pass this inspection.
Step 3 At this point you are ready to begin the listing process, which is the next big step toward the sale of your house.
Selling your home can be a very traumatic experience especially if it is done out of necessity. Making sure you home is clean, clutter free and in good repair will help the process to go much smoother and reduce some of the stress.
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