There can be a lot of reasons for wanting to sell your house. You may want to move to a different neighborhood, city or even another country. You may also want to buy a bigger or a smaller house or just sell your house to take care of your children’s education. Whatever the reason, you need to make sure certain things are in order before you sell your house. When you move into a house, you would like everything to be in order and working and the same is true of the person who wants to buy your house. Instead of chasing away your potential buyers, make sure the following are in order before you even list your house. Also never sell your house in a hurry because you have a buyer. You need to do a lot of research before you can sell it off. Here are a few things you need to do when you are selling your house.
Things to do when you sell your house are:
1.Get hold of all the papers: It is not the usual papers, but the papers that carry details about your house and all the appliances in it. You will need to keep in order the warranty papers, your utility bills and also the papers regarding the original sale of your house. Without these it can be extremely difficult to sell your house.
2.Get estimates: Not estimates of how much you would get for your house, although that is also very important, but estimates of how much it would take to repair a few things in your house to make it sale worthy. More damages in your house like leaky roof or a faulty carpet will only bring down the price of your house. So make sure you spend on it first before you want to sell it.
3.Keep the yard clean and the mailbox straight: If you are listing your house, you need to lure your potential buyer into seeing your house. The yard and the mailbox is the first thing that they will see and the better they look, the better your chances of selling your house. Trim your yard, rake away all the dead leaves and straighten or paint your mailbox to make it look appealing.
4.Declutter your house: Get rid of all the clutter in your house before you list it. Your house should not resemble a junkyard sale because you are selling it. Rather people would love to see a house that is nearly empty and airy.
5.Clean the house: If everything is in order, another important thing you will have to do is to clean the house. Also depersonalize your house. Paint over the marking you made on the wall as your kids were growing up and also the carvings and the etching of your kids from the woodwork and also the walls.
These are the things to do when you sell your house.