How to Prepare Your Home for the New Owners
When it comes to selling a home, every little deed counts to help make the home more attractive to buyers. If you’re planning to sell your home soon, the following are several things you can do to prepare your home for the new owners.
Make the Necessary Repairs
It seems obvious, but the best way to prepare your home for new owners is to make the necessary repairs and upgrades to the home. If you’ve had trouble with a leaky faucet in the bathroom for some time, be sure to repair it. Likewise, if the walls in the house haven’t been touched in decades, it might be time to give them fresh coats of paint or new wallpaper.
Keep the Lawn Trimmed
Don’t leave the yard in mediocre shape for the next family that moves in. For example, make it a point to keep the hedges and bushes trimmed. Likewise, keep the lawn mowed and watered frequently in the days leading up to the sale. By the time the owners move in, you don’t want the lawn to already be in less than satisfactory shape.
Get a Pest Inspection
Before the new owners take over, be sure to have a thorough inspection done in your home by a reputable pest control company. An inspection and treatment can ensure that the house is virtually immune to pest problems for the next several months before it is officially the new owners’ responsibility to continue preventing pest infestations.
Give Each Room in the House a Thorough Cleaning
After the house has been completely cleaned out of all of its furniture and decorations, be sure to give it one last thorough cleaning. You can do things like wipe down the walls and baseboards, mop the floors, clean behind appliances, or give the inside of the refrigerator a nice cleaning.
Leave Them Your Cheap Gardening Tools
Lastly, this is a nice tip that you can use if your home property comes equipped with a garden area. If you had a garden on the property, leave behind the cheap tools so that your new owners can use them. Not only does this give them something to immediately kick start the garden with, but this is also gives you a chance to buy brand new tools for your new home if you wish to continue gardening at your new residence. If you already had plants growing in the garden, it can also be a nice gesture to leave those there.