6 Tips to Prepare Your House for Sale in Greensboro

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When selling your home, you hope to sell quickly and for a good price. Your house will get the most views in the first month it is on the market. So before you even consider listing your house for sale in Greensboro do your homework. There are 6 things you can do to improve the chances your house will sell in the Greensboro real estate market.

  1. Create curb appeal. Make sure your yard is manicured. Plant flowers, add fresh mulch to flower beds. Spiff up or get a new mailbox. These are all things that contribute to the first impression prospective buyers will have of your house. And first impressions matter.
  2. Make inside and outside improvements. Outside improvements, especially to the front of your home also influence curb appeal. Repaint your front door or porch railings. Repair any loose or broken items anywhere on the outside of your home. Give the inside a fresh coat of paint to cover up any marks or bumps on the walls. Use neutral colors that will appeal to a larger population of prospective buyers.
  3. Clean inside and out. Be sure every inch of your home is clean. Clean cobwebs out of corners you never think to look at, wash windows, dust ceiling fan blades and the top of the fridge. Consider renting a carpet cleaner or even hire a professional carpet cleaning service. You could even hire a professional house cleaning service to give the inside of your home a thorough scouring. Outside, pressure wash the exterior of your home, especially if you have vinyl siding.
  4. Declutter your home. Put things in storage if need be to minimize the amount of stuff in each room. Rooms look bigger with less clutter and furniture. Remove all personal items such as family photos and religious or political paraphernalia. Prospective buyers need to be able to picture themselves and their family in the house.
  5. Remove all pets. Either arrange for them to stay somewhere else during the selling process or be ready to take them with you whenever someone is coming to view your home. Also take their things with you, including food and water bowls, litter box, and toys. There should be no evidence whatsoever that pets live in your home.
  6. Arrange furniture in rooms to be logical. Make sure the kitchen looks like a typical kitchen, even if you normally use part of the room for something else. Set up empty rooms with furniture to give them a purpose even if you didn’t use them that way. Selling a home is all about appearances.

List your house for Sale in Greensboro with Smith Marketing

After you have done these things, you are ready to list your house for sale in Greensboro. And when you are ready to list, contact Smith Marketing. Smith Marketing with Allen Tate Realtors are experts in Greensboro real estate. We will list your home and actively market it to get it sold in a timely manner for the desired asking price. Smith Marketing will take professional photos of your home for online listing and make sure to get your house out there on listing sites and social media. You do your homework, and we’ll do ours. Contact Smith Marketing online or call 336-663-1320.