You are preparing your midtown Tulsa home for sale and are wondering where to begin! Follow these easy steps and try not to get overwhelmed!
You’re not selling your stuff
1. First and foremost, you must de-clutter. Every artist begins with a blank canvas, so clear out as much as possible. You are planning to move once you sell your home, so go ahead and box up your Christmas decorations and many knick-knacks around the house.
Take a serious inventory of your clothes in your closets – donate the ones that you need to lose weight to fit in to or the ones you haven’t worn in a year. When a prospective Buyer sees a full closet, they predict that their own clothes will never fit. But if they see a closet that is less than half full, they will think there is plenty of room for their clothes. So start packing and de-cluttering.
2. Next, prepare each room, which may include painting, refinishing hardwoods or replacing carpets – and eliminating some furniture. A Realtor® or Home Stager can advise you how to proceed in these areas – see what a difference home staging makes! Here are some great home staging tips from Realtor.com. The less furniture you have, the more visual square footage each room will appear to have in your online photos and in person.
There is no cheaper way to brighten a home than with fresh paint. And finally, your house will look sad if you leave your comfortable recliner held together with duct tape – get rid of it. Your objective is to make your home look light and bright, so get rid of heavy drapes or rugs.
When I sold my bachelorette pad, I replaced every brass door knob, every outdated light fixture, painted the entire interior and spruced up my landscaping. My home sold in 3 days for top dollar!
Make a great first impression!
3. Make repairs and improve curb appeal. If the fence is falling down, fix it. If you have piles of junk in your backyard, remove it. Landscape as your budget allows – sometimes just filling a flower bed with fresh mulch and one or two colorful annuals will make a big difference.
Clean your front porch, which may include power washing to remove dirt and spider webs. Remember that the Buyers will be observing these little things while the Realtor is unlocking the door.
4. Clean your home spic and span. Everything needs to be free of dust and windows must be sparking. If you’re worn out by this point and can’t hire the work out, invite girlfriends over and provide pizza – you’d be surprised who will be happy to help!
Summary of preparing your midtown Tulsa home for sale:
2. Prepare individual rooms.
3. Make repairs, improve curb appeal.
4. Clean and clean again.
If you have been to open houses or looking at homes to purchase on the internet, you know what attracts you to one home and turns you off from another. Following these simple steps to preparing your home for sale will likely result in a quicker and more prosperous sale!
If you would like me to preview your midtown Tulsa home and give you specific suggestions, please do give me a call! 918-852-5036
Content written and published by Lori Cain.
Lori Cain is a residential Realtor with eXp Realty serving the greater Tulsa Oklahoma area. Call 918-852-5036. eXp Realty is the Agent-Owned Cloud Brokerage®!