You’d very much like to sell your home. However, you dread the process of preparing it to show to prospective buyers. Many people look at their home and are not sure about where to start. In that case, just sit down and make a list of all the known problems that need to be addressed. Know that your home exterior plays a huge role in home showing. Thus, you need to put a lot of attention in this part of your home. Use these three tips to make your home showing a success.
Probably most of us have seen homes where the walls had all the vestiges of past pictures, mirrors or whatever hanging on them. To the most observant buyer, those small holes are just awful. You may think that the holes are just minimal imperfections, but to some buyers, they could be the deal breaker. It’s a good idea to inspect your drywall to make sure there aren’t any holes and visible cracks. If there is damage on your drywall, have it repaired before showing your home. It shouldn’t cost you a lot. If there are nail holes in your walls, you can fill them with spackle and apply paint over the wall.
You also need to make sure there aren’t obvious stains or other damages on your driveway and garage floor. Cracks on the floor or driveway should be take care of right away. This is something you can yourself. Just head over to your local home improvement store and get a bag of ready-mix concrete for filling the cracks. This is super easy to do and will not take long and the unsightly cracks will be gone. Get rid of any oil stains on the two surfaces. You can find all kinds of oil stain removers and they work pretty much the same.
Electricity is another important aspect you’ll need to think about. This includes the outlets and wall switches. Make sure any damaged outlet or wall switch is repaired. Simply check every single light switch in your house to ensure proper operation. Make sure to replace switches that don’t feel right or aren’t working right.
You can buy outlet testers in any good hardware store or department store. They’re simple to use for testing your outlets. They will have LEDs on them and will display any common problems so you can fix it.
Don’t feel let down if it’s been a while since you’ve put your house on the market and several buyers have seen it but haven’t made bids on it. You will get more home showings, and in the meantime you can make more improvements. Think of the process of selling your home like baseball: you have to wait for the pitch before you swing your bat. You just have to wait for the right buyer to come along.